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Nutrition Of Pure Maple Syrup Vs Honey
Are pancake syrups all the same from a nutritional standpoint? is there any benefit in 100% maple syrup?
100% maple syrup: Pure maple syrup contains fewer calories and a higher concentration of minerals such as manganese and zinc than honey. Manganese and zinc may help you maintain healthy immune function. It's loaded with polyphenols, plant-based compounds that work as antioxidants. I think it's a healthy choice for your pancake. ...Read more
Excess is stored: Hi. Excess sugar is stored, either as a sugar polymer (glycogen) in liver and muscle, or converted to fat (triglyceride) and stored. So excess sugar (and ALL sugar is natural) can be "fattening". Sugar is an excellent energy source, and in limited consumption, is OK. Good luck! ...Read more
Grade B is better!:
Strangely enough, most people feel grade b tastes better & some say it has more minerals. The founder of the lemonade diet advises using grade b- see http://www. Gradebmaplesyrup. Org/whygradebmaple. Html
i do not advise doing the lemonade diet without modification. I would add a scoop of a green powder like orac energy greens or vitamineral greens & about 30 grams of hempseed protein-see my comment:. ...Read more
This diet is potentially dangerous. It involves drinking nothing but sugared water for days on end. Of course you will lose weight, but that’s limiting calories.
A tablespoon of natural tree syrup contains just 26 calories. That means if you have six drinks a day (each containing the recommended 2 tablespoons of syrup), your daily intake is 468 calories and that's how you lose weight. ...Read more
I just ate waffles w/ new maple syrup I've never tried, & it was too sweet. I noticed it has 53g of sugars! We never eat that much sugar! Will I be ok?
A genetic disease: Infants with msud lack an enzyme to break down Amino Acids (proteins) in their diet, so the acids accumulate in their blood and tissues and become toxic, causing sweet-smelling urine, ear wax, etc-hence the name-but also brain damage. Each parent contributes one gene for this, so the parents are usually carriers. It is very rare (1:180, 000 births) and screened for in the blood test after birth. ...Read more
Blood tests: Maple syrup urine disease is a genetic condition in which you are not able to metabolize certain Amino Acids (val, leu, ile). They build up in the body until they act like poisons. Babies get sick in a few days & may be in a coma in a week. Newborn screening tests, done at 24-48 hours of life, look for this and other conditions. Amino acid levels in the blood and dna testing confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: It is rare, but often diagnosed during the neonatal period with neonatal screening. This is blood work done when a newborn infant is about 24 hours old. Making an early diagnosis is very important because dietary management will protect the body and brain from damage and possible death. ...Read more
I would think: It would make a pretty sweet, tangy, and peppery drink. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Typically the odor is fishy, but odor is very subjective and one person's "maple syrup" may be another's "fishy". Sometimes there is increased discharge. Trichomonas causes similar odor, and other STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia are more common in BV. See a doctor soon to check it out. ...Read more
The downside of the diet
living on a maple syrup concoction for several days will probably leave you weak and with less muscle.
The major problem with the diet and that it lacks protein, fiber, and nutrients for bruits and vegetables. He risk muscle loss, increased fatigue, overall malnutrition. ...Read more
My fiance is 28 and over the past couple days has smelled like maple syrup when he wakes up. What should he be tested for?
Smells: It is hard to know what this smell may mean, if anything. Does he feel well? Rather than have him "tested for something", best have him check with his pcp. ...Read more
See below: The diagnostic test for this condition is the measurement of blood Amino Acid concentrations. Affected patients have elevated levels of Amino Acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine). Urine organic acid measurement will detect elevated levels of branched-chain ketoacids, lactate, and pyruvate. ...Read more
Newborn screen: In the US, MSUD is part of the newborn screen all babies get before leaving the hospital, but it's usually symptomatic in the first weeks after birth when amino acids start to accumulate in the blood. Symptoms are poor feeding, irritability, seizures, and smelly urine. Definitive test is quantitative plasma amino acids, and is usually done on day of life 2 if there is a family history of MSUD. ...Read more
Recessive defect: Msud is an inherited defect in in metabolism. This results when two asymptomatic carrier parents give their fetus a defective gene. After birth, the baby will lack an enzyme needed to break down branch chained protein structures. These build up in the blood ; spill into the urine producing the characteristic odor. The parents are unaffected because a single copy of the normal gene do the work. ...Read more
Maple Syrup Urine: Disease was discovered by a pediatrician named Dr. John Menkes in 1954. ...Read more
Origin/genes: This is a rare defect of metabolism named for the sweet maple syrup smell of patients urine.It occurs in about 1/150, 000 births worldwide with a higher frequency in the older Mennonite community. New cases appear when two asymptomatic "carrier" parents give their one defective gene to create the gene pair in the affected infant. Most parents of a new case never knew they were at risk. ...Read more
Lots of info: Please see this website for info: www. Msud-support. Org it has lots of great information for families. ...Read more
Your genes: Msud is a genetic disorder. It occurs about 1:300000 although in some populations like mennonites the risk is as high as 1:300. There are multiple different genes associated with this disorder but all are involved in the metabolism of branched chain amino acids. The risk of having msud depends on the carrier status of your parents. Similarly, the risk to offspring depends on your carrier statu. ...Read more