Maple syrup can protect your precious memories

Maple syrup can protect your precious memories

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease you know what a hopeless feeling it can be.

And doctors often don’t6 do much to make things easier. They’ll tell you that Alzheimer’s can’t be cured… that it couldn’t have been prevented… and that it’s only going to get worse.

But some exciting new science is starting to turn that all on its head.

It turns out that a simple tree sap may hold the key to protecting your precious memories and even stopping Alzheimer’s in its tracks.

One study out of the University of Toronto found that an extract from maple syrup can prevent the clumping of cells in the brain that cause plaque to build up – the main culprit of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Another study on rats found that maple syrup extract can prevent the tangling of beta amyloid proteins in the brain. And, as you know, there is plenty of science linking these proteins to Alzheimer’s.

Now most people don’t think of pure maple syrup as a health food. But it’s actually loaded with minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants that can protect your heart, vision, and memory.

And notice that I said pure maple syrup, which is a natural food and can even be part of the Paleo diet I recommend.

Don’t be fooled by sugary syrup substitutes. And don’t use this good news about maple syrup as an excuse to run out and splurge on a full stack of pancakes – because the benefits of maple won’t outweigh the damaging effects of the sugar and carbohydrates in those breakfast treats.

However, maple syrup can be used as an occasional sweetener, and you can also easily add maple extract to your cooking.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Editor
Nutrition & Healing

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Sources:

Could a pure maple syrup extract be tapped for better brain health? eurekalert.org

Chemical Composition and Biological Effects of Maple Syrup,
pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/bk-2012-1093.ch018

Maple Syrup Phytochemicals Include Lignans, Coumarins, a Stilbene, and Other Previously Unreported Antioxidant Phenolic Compounds, pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf1033398

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