According to the University of Rhode Island researchers (2010), a pure maple syrup contains antioxidants known as phenolics which are also found in berries. Aside from phenolics, it also has vitamins, minerals, and 13 other antioxidant compounds. Eight of which are exclusive to maple syrup.
These antioxidants are known to counter diabetes, cancer, and other harmful bacterial properties. Lastly, pure maple syrup is lower in sodium making it suitable for low-sodium diets as compared to honey. Too much sodium (i.e. salt) intake may raise blood pressure or cause fluid retention leading to swollen legs and feet or other health issues. Blended well with coffee, nothing beats a pure maple syrup.
May it be honey or pure maple syrup, always remember to slowly add a teaspoon at a time to your coffee. Well, if you’re a coffee-lover like me and want to add that distinct maple flavor, then maple syrup is just right for you.