Pure maple syrup contains over 54 antioxidants that can help with the delay or prevention of diseases caused by free radicals, like cancer and diabetes. It also contains high levels of zinc, which helps keep the heart healthy and boost the immune system.
Maple syrup is a great soruce of manganese, which helps the body produce enregy and build antioxidant defenses, and is also necessary for normal brain and nerve function. A single 1/4 cup of maple syrup contains 100% of the recommended daily intake of manganese.
Pure maple syrup has the same class of benefits of antioxidant compounds that can be found in berries, tea, tomatoes, red wine and flax seeds.
The calories found in maple syrup are lower than those found in honey and corn syrup, with about 50 calories per tablespoon.
The overconsumption of honey can cause gastric problems such as stomach cramps, bloating and diarrhea.
The manite acid found in honey interacts with protein and ferments in the stomach, forming alcohol, carbonic acid and ammonia, all of which are dangerous for human health.
When honey is eaten, it immediately starts to reabsorb moisture from the stomach and flora. This destroys our symbiotic bacterial population, which can lead to making people ill.
Even more than beet and cane sugars, honey is acid-forming and decalcifying in humans. To neutralize these acids introduced and formed, the body draws calcium from its teeth and bones, if necessary.
Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), a compound used to stimulate honey produciton in bees, is very toxic to them.