U.S. researchers have discovered that the growth of several types
of cancerous cells can be considerably slowed, and the risk of
diabetes can be decreased, with maple syrup. Thirteen
antioxidant compounds previously unknown to exist in syrup were
discovered by University of Rhode Island’s Navindra Seeram.

It has been reported that anti-cancer, anti-diabetic and anti-
bacterial characteristics have been found in some of maple syrup’
s newly recognized antioxidants.

Maple Syrup as an Anti Diabetic Food

Maple syrup contains increased levels of abscisic acid and
phytohormone. These substances can effectively defend your
body against diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The acid has a
unique role in controlling diabetes. It release insulin through the
pancreatic cells and promotes enhanced sensitivity of fat cells to
insulin. Because of these unique actions, maple syrup can control

The results of the studies were presented to the American
Chemical Society in San Francisco. These results were carefully
reviewed by other experts in the field.

Maple Syrup as Your Best Chance against Cancer

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.

Your Tasty Alternative to Fight Cancer and Diabetes

You probably know already that broccoli, carrots, and tomatoes
are effective anti cancer foods. However, new research shows
that maple syrup is better and more effective in fighting cancer cell
growth. The syrup of maple is also more potent than the maple

The studies also showed that darker syrup is more effective in
inhibiting cancer growth compared to light colored syrup. Color
oxidation is seen as the reason why dark maple syrup is more
potent against cancer. So if you want the best food that can fight
cancer and diabetes, then maple syrup is your best option.

It is also effective against bacterial infection and other
degenerative diseases. With maple syrup, you will have a tasty
alternative in fighting cancer, diabetes, and infections.

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

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