-Article contributed by Sandy W. Harris, U.S
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.
Food for Diabetic Sufferers
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 diabetes. 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 the Best Anti Cancer Food
Researchers in Quebec recently conducted a study on the anti cancer activity of maple syrup. The result of the study was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. The study showed that maple syrup has the capability to slow down the growth of cancer cells.
Specifically, the syrup significantly slowed down the growth of cancerous cells in the prostate, brain and lungs. Meanwhile, the activity against breast cancer growth showed less significant results.
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 sap.
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.
Journal of medicinal food. 01/02/2010; ISSN: 1557-7600, OI: 10.1089/jmf.2009.0029
About the Author - Sandy W. Harris writes for the http://www.diabeticsnacks.org/
, her personal hobby website focused on healthy recipes ideas to prevent, cure and manage diabetes.