Maple Syrup Can Minimize the Risk of Diabetes and Cancer
Based on the latest studies of US researchers, it has been found that maple syrup can significantly reduce the growth of some types of cancer cells. Studies also showed that it can also considerably decrease the risk of diabetes.
Evidences have been discovered pointing to the fact that maple syrup has thirteen previously unknown antioxidant compounds. These antioxidants have special properties that make them very effective against cancer, diabetes, and bacterial infection.
The Anti-diabetes Properties of Maple Syrup
Maple syrup has high concentrations of phytohormone and abscisic acid. These properties can serve as your natural defense against diabetes and metabolic syndrome. They are capable of encouraging the release of insulin through the pancreatic cells. They are also capable of enhancing insulin sensitivity of fat cells.
The study on maple syrup and its effects or impact on diabetes has been revealed before the American Chemical Society in San Francisco.
Anti Cancer Action of Maple Syrup
Researchers in Quebec recently conducted a study on the anti cancer activity of maple syrup. The result of the study was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food.
The study showed that maple syrup has the capability to slow down the growth of cancer cells. Specifically, the syrup significantly slowed down the growth of cancerous cells in the prostate, brain and lungs. Meanwhile, the activity against breast cancer growth showed less significant results.
Better Than Other Anti Cancer Foods
According to the researchers, maple syrup could be more effective against cancer compared to other medicinal foods like blueberries, broccoli, tomatoes, and carrots.
Based on laboratory studies, researchers found out that the maple syrup extract is more potent compared to maple sap. Comparison between darker and lighter syrup has been conducted also. The results show that darker sample syrup is more effective in inhibiting cancer cell growth compared to light colored syrup. Researchers believe that the increased anti cancer activity of dark syrup can be attributed to the colored oxidized compounds.
So if you are looking for a healthy food that can fight diabetes, cancer and other bacterial infection, then you need to seriously consider maple syrup. There are evidences that the extracts of maple syrup could be more effective against degenerative diseases compared to other popular anti cancer foods. The antioxidant activity of maple syrup makes it an ideal food for slowing down the growth of cancer cells. This is probably the tastiest alternative in fighting cancer and diabetes.
Reference: Journal of medicinal food. 01/02/2010; ISSN: 1557-7600, OI: 10.1089/jmf.2009.0029
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