Paging Doctor Maple

I love mapleSo, we all know that maple syrup is delicious, but did you know that it’s good for you as well? Syrup contains essential nutrients like zinc and manganese, which can help you ward off illness. Zinc keeps your level of white blood cells up, which is crucial for increasing your resistance to sickness, and manganese protects immune cells from inflammation and damage. Translation: No more sniffling!

Maple syrup’s antioxidants are also natural anti-agers., working on the skin like any topical antioxidant, repairing environmental and free radical damage. In additon, drizzling maple syrup on your oatmeal may help prevent inflammatory diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s, a University of Rhode Island study found. The sweet stuff is loaded with polyphenols, plant-based compounds that work as antioxidants. Add some blueberries to your maple-drizzled oatmeal to up its antioxidant power! All in all, this sticky syrup packs quite a punch… like you needed an excuse to use it!

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Pom New Year

One of the most popular symbols of the Jewish New Year is the pomegranate. This ruby red regal looking fruit, bearing it’s own crown, graces the tables of Jewish homes this time of year. Only recently though have we learned what nature has been trying to tell us all this time! The pomegranate is a major superfood! The antioxidant levels in pomegranate are some of the highest recorded for various fruits, even higher than blueberries. There is some speculation that the antioxidant properties of pomegranates may help lower blood pressure, reduce heart disease, and provide protection against cancer. So if the fact that they are delicious wasn’t reason enough, eat them for your heart and your health! Wishing you a happy and HEALTHY New Year!