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The Magic of Maple Syrup for Preventing Cancer and Diabetes

The vision for this blog was not to talk about the home care software that we make, but rather to share information of interest to the broader home care, hospice, private duty care and general elder care community.  It's especially rewarding when readers ask us to cover a topic of interest to them or to let them share their expertise with our readers.  Today's post comes from one of our readers, Sandy Harris, who is an expert on nutrition for Diabetes and writes for the blog at http://www.diabeticsnacks.org/.

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The Magic of Maple Syrup for Preventing Cancer and Diabetes

by Sandy Harris


Did you know that your favorite maple syrup is effective in fighting cancer and diabetes?  According to the studies conducted by US researchers, there are strong evidences showing that maple syrup can substantially slow down the growth of cancer cells and can effectively reduce the risk of diabetes. 

The new research shows that your favorite maple syrup has thirteen active compounds that serve as antioxidants. These thirteen compounds were previously unknown. The discovery proved that maple syrup could be very effective in fighting bacterial infection, diabetes and cancer.

Maple Syrup as an Anti Diabetic Food

Considerable amounts of the phytohormone, abscisic acid, are found in maple syrup. This acid is a powerful defense against diabetes and metabolic syndrome, because it encourages the release of insulin through pancreatic cells and enhances fat cells' sensitivity to insulin. Seeram revealed the results of his tests on Canadian maple syrup during the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco.

Anti Cancer Action of Maple Syrup

Quebec researchers, on the other hand, conducted a study to probe the impact of maple syrup on cancer cell growth. The results of this study were published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. According to the researchers, your favorite maple syrup can significantly slow down the growth of cancerous cells. It has been found that the syrup is effective in inhibiting the growth of brain, prostate, and lung cancer. However, the efficacy of the syrup on breast cancer growth was less significant.

A Delicious Option in Fighting Cancer and Diabetes

There is no doubt that maple syrup is the favorite of everyone. This is probably the best anti cancer and anti diabetes food today. The studies have shown that the syrup could be more effective than broccoli, blueberries, tomatoes, and carrots in fighting cancer growth.

 Further testing also revealed that maple's syrup extracts are more effective compared to maple sap. For fighting cancer and diabetes, experts suggest that dark colored maple syrup should be used. Dark syrup has high color oxidation which makes it more potent against cancer and diabetes. So if you want the best anti cancer and anti diabetes food, then maple syrup is your answer.

Reference: Journal of medicinal food. 01/02/2010; ISSN: 1557-7600, OI: 10.1089/jmf.2009.0029

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