Living Healthy in Brooklyn

Allergy-Free Unrefined All Natural Sweetener

Maple syrup is made from the sap which transports water and nutrients in vascular plants. Awaiting the cold seasons these trees store starch in their roots which then turns into sugar. During the day the fluid from the trees is then extracted and heated so that the water can vaporize and the concentrated syrup remains.
This syrup is healthier than sugar and is said to be nutritious. It is not considered as refined sugar and contains various antioxidants which neutralize free radicals and has few beneficial minerals. Maple syrup does not increase your blood-sugar level as much as regular refined sugar and is also ranked lower than most sweeteners on the glycemic index. The glycemic index is a system of food ranking of 0-100 based on the impact it has on the blood-sugar levels.
Maple syrup is a great alternative to use on pancakes, French toast or waffles if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth the healthier way.
The main ingredients of maple syrup are sucrose and water. This syrup is high in magnesium and zinc. It is low in sodium and fructose compare to honey and other sweeteners. This natural sweetener has 15 times more calcium than honey and consist of numerous vitamins which are extremely important for cell functioning. Maple syrup includes niacin, biotin, folic acid, B6, B5, B2, and vitamin A. This organic sweetener has antibacterial, antioxidant, and anticancer compounds.

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