Nutrients in Pure Maple Syrup
Keep reading if you want to learn about the health benefits of pure maple syrup and how it can be nutritious for you.
The Health Benefits of Pure Maple Syrup
1. Alternative to Sugar
How to Use Pure Maple Syrup as an Alternative to Sugar
Recipes That Work Great with Maple Syrup
Other Alternatives to Sugar
2. Pure Maple Syrup is an Antioxidant
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Corn Syrup
- Artificial flavors
- Potassium Sorbate (Preservative)
- Sodium Hexametaphosphate
- Caramel coloring
3. It's Better For Your Immune System than White Sugar
4. It has Male Reproductive System Benefits
5. It's Healthier For Your Heart than White Sugar
6. It's WAY Better For Your Skin than White Sugar
7. Can Reduce Inflammation
Healthy Ways to Use Maple Syrup
There are a lot of healthy and nutritious ways to use pure maple syrup. Here are a few ideas to substitute maple sugar for white table sugar… And one of my favorite healthy snack recipes for Breakfast Cookies from Thrive Market: Yes, you can have THESE cookies for breakfast! 🙂
- Enjoy a little maple syrup in your coffee or tea
- Have a bowl of fruit with a teaspoon of maple syrup, instead of a bowl of ice cream
- Top your oats with maple syrup and fresh berries
- Make a smoothie with greens, fruit, Greek yogurt, almond milk, and maple syrup
- Put your syrup on 3-ingredient pancakes made with eggs, bananas, and cinnamon
This recipe is packed with nutrition and you have my permission to eat them for breakfast!
Yield 18-20 cookies
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup cashews
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon flax seeds, ground
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup almonds, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup mixed goji berries, mulberries, and golden berries
3 ripe mashed bananas
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a blender or food processor, coarsely grind together pumpkin seeds, walnuts, cashews, and shredded coconut. Pour mixture into a large bowl and mix with coconut flakes, ground ginger, ground flax seeds, salt, almonds, and mixed dried berries.
In a small bowl, whisk together bananas, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Pour mixture into dry nut and seed mixture and mix to thoroughly combine.
With a 2-inch scoop, scoop out cookies and place 1 inch apart on baking sheet. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes, rotating the sheet halfway through the baking time. When cookies are golden brown, remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet.
originally published on Thrivemarket.com/blog
Conclusion of The Health Benefits of Pure Maple Syrup
I'm so curious… What's your relationship with sugar? Do you attempt to reduce or limit your intake? Please leave me your thoughts or comments in the comment box below.
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Maple syrup contains zinc and manganese in fairly high amounts, in addition to potassium and calcium. Zinc can help fight illness and improve immunity since it keeps your level of white blood cells up, while manganese plays a crucial role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption, blood sugar regulation, brain and nerve function. Primary antioxidants include benzoic acid, Gallic acid, cinnamon acid, and various flavones like catching, epicatechin, ruin and quercetin. While most are found at low concentrations, others are present in higher quantities, so it’s possible that the benefits of these antioxidants might counteract some of the downsides to consuming the syrup’s high quantity of sugar. Thank you for sharing your article about The Health Benefits of Pure Maple Syrup.
I love maple syrup with pancakes or waffles.It is not easy to buy pure maple syrup from where I am. Mostly available in gourmet shops which can be pricey. Therefore, I never really have much of opportunities to consume them as I like. Most maple syrups sold at my neighbourhood grocery stores are not pure and tasted only sweetness. Not the mapley sweetness I look for.
Thanks for sharing the health benefits. I learned more and might buy a bottle of pricey pure maple syrup for my baking. Good Day!
Hi Sharon… I’m curious, where do you live? Pure maple syrup should not be that difficult to find. If you live in the U.S. look at Thrive Market! They even have a deal right now to get a bottle for FREE. You can’t find a better deal than that. 🙂
It’s great that you talked about how pure maple syrup is impressive when it comes to antioxidants. My wife is about to cook some pancakes tomorrow and it seems we do not have any maple syrup in our pantry. So with that in mind, I am thinking of getting some from a maple syrup supplier after work.