Marlene’s Healthy Habits: Easy on the Syrup
Want some sugar on your pancakes? Oops, I mean syrup. My bad. Actually, if you're not using 100% pure maple syrup, you may as well just pour sugar on your pancakes. Really.
Let's compare a serving, shall we? Each has zero grams of total fat, 53 grams of total carbs, & zero grams of protein.
So what's the difference? Well, the maple syrup has 5 mg of sodium compared with 30 mg in the regular syrup. Yikes!
And although maple syrup actually has 10 more grams of sugar, consider this... Maple syrup has no added sugar. None. It's naturally sweet. And delicious too, I might add. What's up with the sweeteners in the other syrup? Let's see...there's corn syrup & high fructose corn syrup. Not to mention cellulose gum, artificial flavors, a preservative, & caramel color. Lovely. Oh & I almost forgot to mention that it has 3% pure maple syrup! Wow...3% or 100%? Hey, I'm no math whiz, but I think I'll go with 100%. Sounds like an easy one to me. :)