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Sweet Health Benefits of Maple Syrup, Part 1

Welcome back to Ben’s Sugar shack blog, maple syrup lovers! Now that you’ve settled nicely into the new year, it’s time to find new ways to boost your health so you have a healthy, happy 2019. In our recent article, we shared Three Super Sweet New Year’s Resolutions for 2019 to consider, which included eating plenty of maple syrup. But did you know there are actually many surprising health benefits of maple syrup? It’s true! And today, the friendly folks at Ben’s will share some of these most delightful health benefits with you so you can implement more New Hampshire maple syrup into your healthy diet and reap all the benefits. 

Ready to stock your pantry full of Ben’s Pure Maple Syrup? Shop our extensive selection of 100-percent pure maple syrup and maple syrup products — born and tapped in New England just for you!

Amazing Health Benefits of Maple Syrup

Loaded with Antioxidants

Antioxidants are natural substances found in various fruits, vegetables, and nuts, which can help protect against free radicals. The Mayo Clinic notes that free radicals, such as pollutants in the air we breathe and those found in processed foods we consume, may contribute to the development of cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses.

A recent study published by Science Daily reports that maple syrup contains more than 20 antioxidant compounds that contain free-radical-fighting properties to help prevent diseases and illnesses linked to free radicals. So next time you have a heaping stack of pancakes or French toast, be sure to slather them in nutritious pure maple syrup. Your body will thank you!   

Naturally Fights Inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injuries and infections. It can also cause pain, swelling, redness, and discomfort, which can make day-to-day life miserable. Some foods packed with refined sugar, sodium, fat, and calories can aggravate inflammation, while others — like maple syrup — can naturally fight inflammation. This is because maple syrup contains polyphenol antioxidants, which can reduce inflammation in joints and muscles as well as protect against heart disease and arthritis. So load up those healthy oatmeal pancakes with plenty of Ben’s maple syrup to reduce pain and inflammation!

Shop Ben’s Today!

These are just a few of the awesome ways adding more maple syrup into your life can benefit your health and wellness. Are you ready to experience these health benefits and more? Stop on by Ben’s Sugar Shack to peruse our incredible selection of pure New Hampshire maple syrup, maple syrup candy, pancake mix, honey, jellies, and so much more! Also, check out our delicious and nutritious maple syrup-based recipes to help you get your fill of maple syrup. Be sure to tune in for part two of this short blog series to learn even more about the amazing health advantages to eating healthful maple syrup.

Don’t forget, Maple Madness a little over a month away, and we couldn’t be more excited! Join us this March in celebrating Maple Syrup Month by touring our New Hampshire sugar shack to learn about the sugaring process, the history of sugaring in New England, and enjoy TONS of maple syrup goodies. Keep an eye out for details!

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