The real thing. Not that corn syrup and watered down stuff.
Lots of reasons for going for the real thing. For instance – corn is a grain. If I wanted to eat grain, I would. But I can go quite a while without eating grains. Many folk are sensitive or allergic to them. Sugars act differently in the body, depending on what they’re made from. Sugars from fruits, from various plants and from grains are not the same. Check your body about 20 minutes after eating a particular kind of sugar – your breathing, your energy level, your ‘buzz’ level. Just pay attention. Then maybe a day or two later, eat another kind of sugar. Notice how that feels. After some practice – you’ll be able to tell what makes you feel energized and upbeat, and what steals your energy.
Kinesiology – muscle testing – is another way to find out. You’ll be amazed at how bad for you concentrated sugars and fake sugars are. Again, your body will tell you.
Mostly for me, it’s just a case of too many calories for too little value – in terms of flavor. Why just fill yourself up, when you can get that real lip-smacking bang for the calorie buck of true maple syrup?
There are folk who will say corn syrup, water and just a touch of maple flavoring are good enough, especially for the kids. Those are the very people we should feed the very best food available to! The children. Do we want to use cheap and unhealthy foods to build their bodies? Doesn’t make sense to me.
Of course, I am also worth the cost of great food. Good enough is just not that good. Besides, the savings on doctor bills pays off in short order, and keeps paying off.
And don’t get me started on cheap candy!