The Sweet Perks of Maple Syrup

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Pick it pure

by Leslie Barrie

There’s nothing sappy about syrup. It can boost your immune system, age-proof your skin, calm tummy troubles, and more.

Many pancake syrups are made with processed sugars like corn syrup rather than real maple syrup. Look for a bottle that lists pure maple syrup as its only ingredient, says Robin Plotkin, RD, a Dallas-based nutritionist.

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