I thankful they aren't recommending we diabetics begin wholesale consumption of the product, and I'm leery that the study was funded by maple syrup producers themselves. Otherwise . . . interesting.
I was able to read the article (it's pretty short) without joining up. Aaaand ... now I see they've removed it from public view.I really love maple syrup! Not going to join some site to read the report, though. Could someone who has read it kindly share the gist? Thanks.
I was able to read the article (it's pretty short) without joining up. Aaaand ... now I see they've removed it from public view.
Basically, the maple grower's association released the results of a study they funded, claiming that maple syrup has many antioxidants and other nutrients that make it a beneficial food for everyone -- including diabetics trying to control their blood sugars.
They do have the grace to caution diabetics from running out to eat syrup, at least for now.
Similar claims have been made for years about honey.
Industry-funded research always invokes my Inner Skeptic, albeit she's showing up reluctantly, in this case.
So until a whole bunch of independent data comes in, I'm plotting how to make real maple-flavored syrup with real extract -- tough to find! -- and natural sweeteners.
Have no clue how to replace honey with other real foods. It might be easier to find Bigfoot, but the search is on!