are you diabetic?
if not, then just stick with pure, genuine, 100% maple syrup. reason is, although it does have sugar, it's also got a boatload of healthiness - all kinds of antioxidants and such. we are talking about, essentially, tree blood - not just sugar and water. among other things, it's known for its high content of manganese and zinc - known to boost and maintain a healthy immune system and protect your heart from atherosclerosis.
from this wonderful article (that contains great recipes and is an interview with an award-winning chef that lost 75lbs eating her own cooking): http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2010/01/12/maple-syrup-new-sugar/
"Eating well-flavored food, Daelemans says, makes you less likely to want dessert. “If there’s a lack of flavor in your dinner, you automatically start looking forward to dessert, thinking ‘My dinner was terrible, I deserve dessert.’” That’s when you run into problems. “We all have an emotional need for flavor and nutrition and when we satisfy that need, we generally eat better.”"
also, about maple syrup:
"Daelemans points out that maple syrup has fewer calories than honey or corn syrup and zero additives. One-quarter cup has as many antioxidants as one serving of broccoli (paging George H.W. Bush), 100% of your daily value of manganese - good for energy production and bone formation - 24% of riboflavin (B2), and traces of potassium and zinc."
Edited by: 3NORNS at: 10/28/2010 (10:53)
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