Skip Nav
Shopping Guide
Yo, Amazon Prime Has Insanely Cheap Workout Clothes (and They're Actually Really Cute)
Summer
The 1 Thing I Do to Feel Confident in a Swimsuit (and It Doesn't Involve Weight Loss)
FitFinder
We've Found Your Next Workout

Is Maple Syrup Good For You?

How Maple Syrup Can Help You Lose Weight

The sweet syrupy goodness of maple is not just for a stack of waffles — maple syrup is healthier than you think! Incorporating it as a sweetener can help you reach your weight-loss goals (and we're not talking about the Master Cleanse). Here are three reasons to keep some maple syrup in your pantry.

  • It steadies blood-sugar levels: Maple syrup is a natural sugar, versus a modified (agave syrup) or refined sugar (glucose, sucrose, etc). It's got a similarly low glycemic index to honey, and it's loaded with antioxidants to keep you from crashing. This means you're more sustained and less likely to constantly reach for more sweets.
  • It's got high levels of zinc and magnesium: Magnesium is known to up your testosterone, which can help burn fat and build muscle. Zinc may also aid in weight loss; the mineral was administered in supplement form to obese patients in a 2013 study, which consequently improved their BMI and helped them lose weight.
  • It helps with digestion and bloating: This glorious amber liquid is low in FODMAPs, which means less bloating and irritation — especially if you have IBS. Your body can digest it more easily than a table sugar, so you can swap maple syrup into your baking recipes.

Ready to get started? Try this cinnamon quinoa breakfast bake for a mapley-sweet and healthy morning treat.

Image Source: Vermont Maple
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
How to Make Overnight Oats For the Week
How Can I Feel Good in a Swimsuit?
Space-Inspired Beauty Products
Kelsey Wells on Healthy Living
Dad's Question For TSA About Discarded Breast Milk
Healthy Recipes With Potatoes
Latin Vegetarian Recipes
Recipes That Use Avocado in Unexpected Ways
Dublin Man Loses Weight and Finds Love
3-Ingredient Breakfast Recipes
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds