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In 2011, the University of Rhode Island identified 54 beneficial compounds in maple syrup, five of which have never before seen in nature.
These compounds have anti-inflammatory properties, which prevent illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer's.
The Journal of Medicinal Food reports that maple syrup has been shown to prevent diabetes and is a potent ally in slowing cancerous cell growth.
Maple syrup has high levels of phytohormone and abscisic acid. These compounds encourage the release of insulin and improve the insulin sensitivity of fat cells which helps combat metabolic disorders such as diabetes.
A study at the University of Quebec at Chicoutime revealed that maple syrup may be more effective against brain, prostate, and lung cancer than broccoli, blueberries, carrots and tomatoes.