If you are familiar with the Master Cleanse, you may have also heard the name Grade B Maple Syrup Cleanse. This is yet another name for the Master Cleanse, for which maple syrup is mixed together with the juice of a lemon, cayenne pepper and put into 8 ounces of water for the cleanse. Thereâ€™s an excellent reason that the maple syrup is a major ingredient in the Master Cleanse. Quite simply, it is a delicious and health food, with lots of nutrients.
Maple Syrup is a tasty sweetener used most often for a little extra flavoring for food and baking. The great thing about it is that itâ€™s not only delicious but itâ€™s healthy. Unrefined, this syrup has tons of nutritional value including large portions of vitamins and amino acids.
Maple syrup happens to come in a variety of grades, based primarily on the color of the syrup. In Canada, it is broken down into four different grades, but in the United States, we stick to two major ones â€“ Grades A and B. For grade b maple syrup, the sap is collected from maple trees later in the season, and thatâ€™s one of the things that affect its color. Sap that is collected later in the season is the darkest and is also the richest in nutrients.
When it comes to the Cleanse, Stanley Burroughs preferred that it be made with Grade B maple syrup, rather than the regular Grade A syrup. This is because the darker syrup has more nutrients in it. Grade B has a darker color with a slightly caramel flavor. Itâ€™s this taste that makes is work so well in baking and cooking and also why it is the preferred ingredient in the grade B maple syrup diet.
So what exactly are the nutritional benefits of maple syrup?
First of all, the mineral Manganese is provided in maple syrup. This mineral is vital in the amount of enzymes that aid in energy boosting, antioxidant defense and helps eliminate fatty acids and cholesterol. All you need is one ounce of maple syrup every day to get 22 percent of the daily recommended amount of Manganese.
Zinc is another mineral that maple syrup supplies. This mineral supports the immune system, is an antioxidant and increases the heartâ€™s ability to function properly. Zinc is needed to ensure that the endothelial cells in the blood vessels function properly as well as aiding in the prevention of oxidized cholesterol damage.
As far as the vitamins provided by the syrup, those are Niacin, B5, B2, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin A and B6. These are necessary, organic nutrients that help in the function of cells. Niacin also helps all of the bodyâ€™s cells in energy metabolism. The B vitamins are also vital in energy metabolism. You find all of these minerals and vitamins maple syrup along with amino acids. These are proteinâ€™s building blocks.
Thereâ€™s little wonder that this syrup is so highly sought after. This is why health conscious people prefer maple syrup over other sweeteners like refined sugar, aspartame, and corn syrup choices.
For the best results, make sure that you are purchasing pure maple syrup for the Grade B Maple Syrup Master Cleanse. You don’t want to be buying “pancake syrup” or “maple flavored syrup,” neither of which contains very much real maple syrup (if any!).Â Both of these varieties have unneeded sugars added to them.