Maple Syrup Gives Good Gut
A Sweet Prebiotic
Researchers from the University of Rhode Island have discovered that pure maple syrup contains inulin, a complex carbohydrate that serves as a prebiotic. It encourages growth of beneficial gut bacteria and extends the lengthy list of beneficial vitamins and minerals contained in this natural sweet. Consume it in moderation, limited to a few times a week.
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This article appears in the August 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings.
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