Bangalore, December 2017: Sugar and other sweeteners are an integral part of our diet, however, eating too much sugar can lead to lifestyle diseases like diabetes, obesity and inflammation. 100% Pure Maple Syrup from Canada is a healthier alternative to sugar and other artificial sweeteners as it is natural and pure and is an excellent source of essential nutrients. This was demonstrated during an interactive and fun afternoon hosted by the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, Canada at Ritz Carlton in Bangalore, today.

During thecourse of the event, renowned nutritionist and wellness consultant AnjuSood spoke extensively about various health benefits of 100% puremaple syrup and its versatility, while Chef Palaniappan depictedhow easy it is to incorporate pure maple syrup in both sweet and savoury dishesby demonstrating some easy-to-make-at-home maple recipes.

Nutrition and Wellness consultant Anju Sood said“100% pure maple syrup from Canada isalready known to us as a natural sweetener. The fact that it is an excellentsource of manganese and riboflavin (B2), a good source of magnesium andmultiple other nutrients like calcium, potassium, sodium, copper and zinc,makes it a healthier alternative to sugar. Pure maple syrup contains asignificant amount of phytohormones of the abscisic acid (ABA) family, amolecule that may help against the inset of insulin resistance which is greatnews for diabetics, those looking to knock off some weight as well as athletes.Simple modifications in the daily diet and regular exercise may help one inleading a healthier and a fitter life.”

Pure maplesyrup is safe for moderate consumption by diabetics, weight watchers, expectingmothers and even children aged over 6 months. Several studies are alsoexamining various health benefits of pure maple syrup, and early indicationsshow that maple syrup may contribute to health and well-being in multiple ways.

Thenutritionist also spoke about the cause for various lifestyle diseases that canbe attributed to the consumption of unwanted calories in form of foods high insugar. She highlighted the fact that sugar is addictive and love for the‘sweet’ taste is difficult to shake off because of the physiological responsesthat are unique to sugar. Sugar like other addictive substances stimulates therelease of a

neurotransmittercalled dopamine in the brain, which produces an intensely pleasurable sensationthat we then crave to repeat. It’s important to break this sweet-vicious cycle.

Therefore,instead of simply trying to cut off sweets altogether, a better approach is toswitch to healthier alternatives such as 100% pure maple syrup from Canada,which is sweet and nutritive. It can be a direct healthier substitute forliquid sweeteners, such as honey, treacle and corn syrup, without anyadjustments.

Popularlyknown as liquid gold, 100% pure maple syrup is a nutritive gourmetproduct that can enhance the taste and nutritive value of a dish - be it abeverage, appetizer, main course or a dessert.

 TheFederation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers does not promote an increase ofsugar consumption. When choosing a sweetener for moderate use, it appears that100% pure maple syrup from Canada has more healthful compounds compared to someother sources of sugar.

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