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Why Maple Syrup is a Better Source of Sweetness than Sugar

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Sweets Gone RawWhen preparing or purchasing sweet things, maple syrup is a preferable sweetener to standard white sugar. Not only does maple syrup have fewer calories and grams of sugar per 100 grams than does white sugar, but it’s also packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, too.

Antioxidants and Anti-inflammatory Compounds
While maple syrup should surely be eaten in moderation—it is still sugar, after all—this sweet stuff (particularly grade B, which is darker) is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. In fact, pure maple syrup has 54 beneficial compounds for health. Of these, five of the compounds are not found in any other natural sources. The compounds may help prevent or combat diseases and disorders, including, but not limited to cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

Essential Vitamins & Minerals
Highly processed white sugar is completely devoid of any vitamins or minerals. Pure maple syrup, on the other hand, contains:

Manganese;
Zinc;
Iron;
Calcium;
Thiamine;
Potassium;
Sodium; and
Polyphenols.

To maximize the amount of minerals and vitamins found in maple syrup, always choose organic grade B pure maple syrup.

Choosing Natural Foods, Snacks, and Desserts
Maple syrup is considered a ‘raw’ food, meaning that it comes straight from nature and is not processed. When you choose to incorporate raw foods into your diet and choose to exclude processed foods, you reduce your exposure to unhealthy chemicals and additives. In sweets, ingredients like high fructose corn syrup—which has been linked to obesity, type II diabetes, and metabolic syndrome—are often found.

You can improve your well-being, lose weight, and feel happier and healthier by eating foods that are:

Organic;
Raw;
Gluten-free;
Vegan; and
Non-GMO.

At Sweets Gone Raw, our products meet the criteria listed above. What’s more, our products use organic maple syrup when sweetness is needed.

To learn more about our mission, our products, and our commitment to good health, read more about us today!

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Liza Thomas is an entrepreneur, health-guru and a mother of three.  She has worked in the food and dental industry for many years.  She is a freelance writer and contributes to this site and others with her industry knowledge and experience.

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