Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Sandy Harris, author of Diabetic Snacks Blog.
Did you know that your favorite maple syrup is effective in fighting cancer and diabetes? According to the studies conducted by US researchers, strong evidence suggests maple syrup can substantially slow down the growth of cancer cells and can effectively reduce the risk of diabetes.
This new research shows that maple syrup has thirteen previously unknown active compounds that serve as antioxidants. This discovery proves maple syrup can be very effective in fighting bacterial infection, diabetes and cancer.
An Effective Solution for Diabetes Sufferers
Maple syrup contains high levels of phytohormone and abscisic acid. According to research, this type of acid is a natural defense in controlling diabetes and other metabolic syndromes.
The acid is effective because it has the potential to encourage the release of insulin through the pancreatic cells. It can also enhance the fat cell’s sensitivity to insulin. The studies on maple syrup and its effects on diabetes have been reviewed by experts. The results of these studies were revealed before the American Chemical Society in San Francisco.
Maple Syrup as Your Best Chance against Cancer
A study punished in the Journal of Medicinal Food showed that maple syrup can significantly inhibit the growth of cancerous cells. This study was conducted by Quebec scholars. It seeks to prove the impact of maple syrup against cancer cells.
Based on the Quebec research, the growth of cancer cells can be inhibited by maple syrup. Specifically, the syrup is very effective against brain, prostate, and lung cancer. Unfortunately, maple syrup has minimal impact against breast cancer growth.
Your Tasty Alternative to Fight Cancer and Diabetes
Maple syrup can serve as your tasty alternative in fighting cancer and diabetes. These recent studies show maple syrup is more effective against cancer compared to other well-known anti-cancer foods, like blueberries, tomatoes, broccoli and carrots. Laboratory testing results also show that the syrup is more potent compared to the maple sap.
It is also ideal to use the pure dark syrup rather than the lighter syrup. Dark syrup has high color oxidation. This is the reason why darker maple syrup is preferred for health reasons. So if you want a better alternative to fight cancer and diabetes, then your favorite maple syrup is a good option.
Reference: Journal of medicinal food. 01/02/2010; ISSN: 1557-7600, OI: 10.1089/jmf.2009.0029
About the Author
Sandy Harris writes for the diabetic appetizers blog , her personal hobby blog focused on tips to prevent, cure and manage diabetes using healthy snacks and recipes.