Science has just given us a great excuse to pour even more maple syrup on our waffles at brunch this weekend.
At the recent annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, research was presented that maple syrup may help protect our brains from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other degenerative diseases. Note: this is real maple syrup – the kind that comes from a tree – not the sugar syrup neatly packaged with that beloved Aunt.
The findings discovered that maple syrup helps keep beta-amyloid from sticking together or becoming tangled in our brain. This clumping has been known to be an indicator of Alzheimer’s.