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Maple Syrup Gives Good Gut: A Sweet Prebiotic

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Researchers from the University of Rhode Island have discovered that pure maple syrup contains inulin, a complex carbohydrate that serves as a prebiotic. It encourages growth of beneficial gut bacteria and extends the lengthy list of beneficial vitamins and minerals contained in this natural sweet. Consume it in moderation, limited to a few times a week.

 


This article appears in the August 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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