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Doctor insights on: Nutrition Of Pure Maple Syrup Vs Honey

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Are pancake syrups all the same from a nutritional standpoint?  is there any benefit in 100% maple syrup?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Are organic maple syrup & honey fattening? Or are they healthy b/c they are natural sugars?

Are organic maple syrup & honey fattening? Or are they healthy b/c they are natural sugars?

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

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What are common nutritional benefits in honey?

What are common nutritional benefits in honey?

Nutrition Honey: There are many nutritional & health benefits to honey. Honey is packed with b vitamins and minerals. The health benefits include boosting immunity, soothing GI effects, antioxidant, throat soother, and anti-microbial. ...Read more

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What is the difference between grade a pure maple syrup & grade b? I am on a lemonade diet.

What is the difference between grade a pure maple syrup & grade b? I am on a lemonade diet.

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

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How can the maple syrup diet work?

How can the maple syrup diet work?

Low calories: 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

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What are the health benefits of maple syrup?

What are the health benefits of maple syrup?

Poor: Maple syrup is made from extracted sap and boiled down so that the syrup has a high sugar content. The original sap is the nutritional stuff for the tree and the presence of the non caloric nutrients is probably low. ...Read more

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What's maple syrup urine disease?

What's maple syrup urine disease?

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

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What is maple syrup urine disease?

What is maple syrup urine disease?

Good Info Here: Please check out this website. It has really good information and should be resourceful for you. Http://msud-support. Org/. ...Read more

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How is maple syrup urine diagnosed?

How is maple syrup urine diagnosed?

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

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Does maple syrup have glucose or sucrose?

Does maple syrup have glucose or sucrose?

The majority: Of maple syrup is sucrose, but it's all treated the same by your body and has the same number of calories/gram. It's like eating sugar, because it is sugar. ...Read more

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Is there really a maple syrup urine disorder?

Is there really a maple syrup urine disorder?

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

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What is maple syrup urine disease and how is it treated?

What is maple syrup urine disease and how is it treated?

Good Info Here: Please check out this website. It has really good information and should be resourceful for you. Http://msud-support. Org/. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina smell like maple syrup?

Why does my vagina smell like maple syrup?

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

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My urine smells like maple syrup and I haven't had any. What could be wrong?

My urine smells like maple syrup and I haven't had any. What could be wrong?

Urinalysis: Check for infections, kidney function abnormalities. There is a congenital condition called maple syrup urine disease where there is abnormality in breaking down certain proteins. Ask you md to check urine analysis. ...Read more

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What is the maple syrup diet?

What is the maple syrup diet?

Yes, but...: 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

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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

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Is maple syrup urine syndrome real?

Is maple syrup urine syndrome real?

MAPLE: Yes, here's a link
www. Msud-support. Org/..._content&view=section&id=5&itemid=10. ...Read more

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How's maple syrup urine disease diagnosed?

How's maple syrup urine disease diagnosed?

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

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Can you explain maple syrup urine disease?

Can you explain maple syrup urine disease?

Genetic disorder: Maple syrup urine disease is an inherited genetic disorder of protein breakdown. It is now often diagnosed by newborn screen. A good general information site can be found at http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001411/. ...Read more

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How is maple syrup urine disease diagnosed?

How is maple syrup urine disease diagnosed?

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

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What are the symptoms of maple syrup urine disease?

What are the symptoms of maple syrup urine disease?

Mental retardation: This disease occurs statistically in 1 in 10000 births. Urine smells exactly the same as the vermont maple syrup. Being recessive, both parents have to give the gene to theiroffspring. That is why it is more risky to marry a cousin. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes maple syrup urine disease?

Please tell me what causes maple syrup urine disease?

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

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Who was the first ti discover maple syrup urine disease?

Who was the first ti discover maple syrup urine disease?

Maple Syrup Urine: Disease was discovered by a pediatrician named Dr. John Menkes in 1954. ...Read more

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Can there be such a thing as maple syrup urine syndrome?

Can there be such a thing as maple syrup urine syndrome?

Indeed there is: Yes. It's not really maple syrup but in this inborn error of metabolism the urine does acquire a distinctive odor. Http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/maple-syrup-urine-disease. ...Read more

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How does the maple syrup urine disease affect your body?

How does the maple syrup urine disease affect your body?

Good Info Here: Please check out this website. It has really good information and should be resourceful for you. Http://msud-support. Org/. ...Read more

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What puts a person at risk for maple syrup urine disease?

What puts a person at risk for maple syrup urine disease?

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

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What is the history of one with maple syrup urine disease?

What is the history of one with maple syrup urine disease?

Lots of info: Please see this website for info: www. Msud-support. Org it has lots of great information for families. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the risk factors for maple syrup urine disease?

Can you tell me the risk factors for maple syrup urine disease?

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