I had a few different ingredients in mind for the second Feel Good Food challenge, however after the success of the first challenge (round up here) I had a little rethink, as I wanted something that was really flexible and would allow for a really good range of exciting healthy recipes. A little while ago, I was sent some products from Clarks to test, which included their range of maple syrups, and a little research opened my eyes to the amazing health benefits of this delicious treat.
Predominantly maple syrup contains phenol compounds that house enzymes that convert carbohydrates into sugars, and the recent studies suggest that this could be the basis of an anti-diabetic compound. In addition, maple syrup also contains a high density of antioxidants, which are key in slowing down the oxidization, or ageing of the bodies cells, something that is not found in other natural sweeteners, even including honey. You can find more information on the health benefits of maple syrup on the Clarks website here. In conclusion, maple syrup is a great way of sweetening a recipe whilst making the most of some key nutrients.
So the key ingredient this month is MAPLE SYRUP
The rules are as follows;