Pure Maple Syrup

Pancakes…waffles…COOKIES!? Pure maple syrup goes WAY beyond breakfast! It’s actually a natural vegan sweetener that we use in many of our products. 

Isn’t sugar just sugar? This is a question that we get asked all the time… isn’t natural sugar just the same as refined sugar and the answer is NO! Although both natural and refined sugar may be processed the same by your body there are actually A LOT of other benefits natural sugars offer that refined sugars don’t! Aside from being completely natural and free from chemicals, maple syrup is also packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants!

Zinc, potassium, manganese, thiamine, calcium, iron, magnesium, and riboflavin are all nutrients that are naturally found in pure maple syrup and help to have a healthy heart and a healthier immune system. 

Maple Syrup is full of antioxidants such as Zinc and Manganese that help protect against free radicals, which are molecules that can cause damage to cells in your body. Zinc specifically is a mineral that is responsible for cellular growth & reproduction making it essential to keep the immune system strong, helping to heal our wounds and support normal functioning of many systems in our bodies. By supplementing zinc into your diet you can make sure you are keeping the army of cells that make up your immune system strong.  

In addition to the amazing immune system boosting nutrients maple syrup boasts both magnesium and potassium which are important for keeping your heart healthy. Thet both work to lower blood pressure, prevent blood clot formation, decrease the chances of hardening blood vessels and increasing your HDL, or good cholesterol!

Maple syrup also contains calcium which is great for strengthening bones and teeth. As well as iron which is needed to form hemoglobin, which is the molecule that carries oxygen around your body!

….What can’t maple syrup do?

Boosting immune system and helping your heart …what better reason to come pick up some maple syrup sweetened treats like our famous Cashew Chocolate Chunk Cookies! 

Feel good with #JJK ! Happy #WellnessWednesday 🙂