Researchers discovered 34 new beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup, and confirmed that 20 compounds discovered last year in preliminary research play a key role in human health. check it out
The point of this blog post is not to promote maple syrup which in the end of the day is still just sugar. It is to point out that real food, simply can not be beat by man made substitutes or as the article best describes it- Nature is the best chemist. Real food seems to have great nutrient interactions that give them unique health benefits, processed food not so much.