Harvested by driving tomahawks into maple trees to extract a rich fluid which is then concentrated, maple syrup is one syrup you can count on for health benefits.

There are however different grades of maple syrup. The lower the grade, the more concentrated the minerals within. Hence, of grades A, B and C, Grade C maple syrups have the highest concentration of minerals.

Maple syrup is rich in manganese, which is needed to power up your body’s cells. Maple syrup also has anti-inflammation properties.

High in zinc, maple syrup can help improve your immunity, especially by supporting the thymus gland.

To make Stanley Burrough’s Master Cleanser lemonade, mix a glass of water (8-12 ounce), juice of half a lemon, half to a tablespoon of maple syrup and a pinch of cayenne.

[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.

Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

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