It’s true, us Britons love sugar, so much so that most of us are eating more than we should. While the occasional sweet treat can be part of a balanced diet, over time eating too much of the sweet stuff could have an impact on our health. Eating well as part of a healthy lifestyle can help to keep you well and reduce the risk of poor health in the future.
Cutting back on the amount of sugar we eat is a step towards a healthier, more balanced diet. Swapping ingredients such as highly refined sweeteners with minimally processed alternatives from nature, such as maple syrup, can mean you use and eat less.
Maple, a flavourful natural alternative
Pure Canadian maple syrup is a natural sugar made from tapping the vast maple forests around the province of Québec and boiling the collected sap. It has no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and contains naturally occurring vitamins (riboflavin) and minerals (copper, manganese, potassium).
It is rich in the mineral manganese, which helps to look after the bones and connective tissue.* Maple syrup is also rich in riboflavin (vitamin B2), which helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue* and is a source of copper, which is an important mineral that supports, the nervous and immune systems and contributes to iron transport in the body.* Maple syrup is also source of potassium. Potassium contributes to normal muscle function, normal blood pressure and the nervous system*.
A little goes a long way
Reduce your sugar intake in cooking and baking by choosing a natural, unrefined alternative. Maple syrup is well suited to replace and reduce the quantity of sugars you consume as a little goes a long way while still packing a flavourful punch.
To learn more about maple as a natural alternative and source of energy, visit www.maplefromcanada.co.uk where you can find plenty of healthy and delicious recipes for food, drinks and nourishing post-exercise snacks.