So, 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!