Maple Syrup


Added Sugar
Minimally processed syrup made from the sap of sugar maple trees. High quality maple syrup comes in Grade A used to drizzle over foods and Grade B, the darkest and most flavorful, used in baking.
Health Impact
Maple syrup has a high sugar content although it does have a lower GI than table sugar. Because it is high in sugar and calories it can can lead to weight gain and tooth decay. Excessive added sugar intake is associated with adverse health conditions, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, and inflammatory diseases. Excessive sugar consumption may trigger neuroadaptations in the brain that decouple eating behavior from caloric needs and leads to compulsive overeating. The American Heart Association suggests an added-sugar limit of no more than 24 grams of sugar for most women and no more than 36 grams of sugar for most men each day.
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