Did you know that Canada produces 71% of the world’s pure maple syrup? Canadian maple producers harvested 14.3 million gallons of maple syrup in 2020, surpassing the 2019 record of 13.2 million gallons produced by 8.3%.
We were really happy to find out that Ontario, our location, is the second biggest maple syrup producer province in Canada. Except for the fact that maple syrup is extremely delicious, it also has health benefits.
1. Maple syrup contains nutrients and antioxidants
Studies show us that maple syrup has an impressive number of antioxidants. This is great because antioxidants help defend your cells from damage caused by potentially harmful molecules.
Antioxidants you can find in maple syrup:
- Benzoic Acid
- Gallic Acid
- Cinnamic Acid
Also, excepting the fact that maple syrup is high in antioxidants, it contains a variety of nutrients. As we all know, nutrients are substances that provide nourishment essential for the maintenance of life and for growth.
Nutrients you can find in maple syrup:
2. Fights inflammatory diseases
It's not a secret that maple syrup can be included as part of a healthy diet. If you have certain diseases like inflammatory bowel, maple syrup can be helpful. Studies show that maple syrup contains quebecol which is a molecule that reduces anti-inflammatory disease. Let’s discover more about this molecule.
- It reduces inflammatory diseases
- This molecule is known to have antioxidant properties
3. Alternative to artificial sweeteners
Sweeteners are one of the most popular types of food additives. A recent study realized by Statista says that 36 % of consumers in the U.S use sugar to sweeten their foods and beverages. This percentage is high considering that the sweeteners are not good for health.
Maple syrup is considered a healthier alternative to artificial sweeteners that also taste way better! This is possible because maple syrup has fewer calories than sugar or artificial sweeteners and also has a higher concentration of minerals. But, make sure to use 100% pure maple syrup.
Advantages of using maple syrup than artificial sweeteners:
- Contains fewer calories
- Higher concentration of minerals
- More healthier
- Is a natural product
4. Maple syrup helps boost energy
Did you know that maple syrup is a natural source of energy? Now you know!
It has a sweet taste and the natural sugars fill you up with energy! It is recommended to be used before training as it contains a high number of carbohydrates that convert into glucose. This will help you to gain the necessary energy to finish your workout. Also, specialists recommend taking maple syrup after training because it helps people recover faster
Why is maple syrup good to boost energy?
- It contains carbohydrates
- It is recommended before and after training
- It is considered to be a superfood
5. Maple syrups help to protect your heart
If you haven't thought about including maple syrup in your diet yet, you should do so right now. A very important property of maple syrup is that it helps protect your heart. As I mentioned in the first category, maple syrup has an impressive amount of antioxidants and nutrients. This helps to better protect your heart. Also, maple syrup contains minerals that are associated with lowered risk of heart disease.
In conclusion, maple syrup has many health benefits. An important aspect is to choose a maple syrup that is 100% pure. And for this, we have a recommendation!
Meet our award-winning blend of 100% pure Maple Syrup. Our family has been producing it since 1876. We work closely with farms and rural communities all over Ontario to bring you the freshest, purest, Maple Syrup we can offer. Our hope is that you will enjoy it as much as we enjoy making it!