Maple Syrup Is More Than a Tasty Condiment

When one thinks about the sugary goodness that is maple syrup, liver health doesn’t often come to mind. However, researchers at the University of Tokyo believe that the natural sweetener may have benefits beyond making pancakes even more delicious.

A team of scientists found that rodents that were fed a diet consisting of 20 percent maple syrup experienced declines in certain enzymes that are known biomarkers for liver dysfunction, compared to animals fed a diet that included 20 percent sugar water.

“The preliminary results of this research are encouraging and emphasize the importance of choosing a healthy diet to help counteract the lifestyle and environmental factors Continue reading