A Sweetie pie for diabetics… that yummy sweet stuff that we pour over our waffles n pancakes could be of great benefit to people suffering from diabetes!
Maple syrup is found to be very high on nutrients such as manganese as well as zinc, also 34 new beneficial compounds discovered just a few years ago; have been confirmed to play a key role in human health.
Maple syrup contains polyphenols such as abscisic acid (ABA), which apparently stimulates insulin release through pancreatic cells in the same way as berries increase sensitivity of the fat cells to insulin, which makes the syrup beneficial for those suffering from diabetes. Scientists believe that maple syrup is becoming a champion food because of the number and variety of beneficial compounds found in it.
Furthermore, Scientists have discovered that maple syrup contains anti-oxidant compounds which have two carbohydrate hydrolyzing enzymes that are relevant to Type 2 diabetes management.
As a natural sweetener maple does have its benefits but must be consumed in very small amounts by individuals suffering from diabetes as an overdose of natural sweeteners are not advisable to anyone suffering from high sugar levels. Scientists hope to discover more health benefits from this wonder product of nature but till then it remains a sweet surprise for diabetics for sure!!
E182 – Diabetes and Maple syrup – www.diabetic.today