It’s much more than just a topping for pancakes. Research shows that maple syrup offers many health benefits to people — and their canine companions.
Once considered little more than a sugar substitute, pure maple syrup is now known for its nutritional properties. This is great news for “sweet tooths” everywhere – both two- and four-legged. Indeed, people and their dogs can enjoy several health benefits from this syrup — which, as most of us know, is made from the sap found in sugar maple trees. A sugar maple grows to an average height of 45 meters, and very special conditions are needed to make sweet sap: cold, frosty nights followed by warm, sunny days. Maple sap flows softly from trees drop by drop, and it takes over 10 liters of sap to produce a bottle of maple syrup. The resulting liquid contains a wealth of beneficial compounds that promote overall health, boost immunity, and even aid in the treatment of cancer.
Cancer and the Kelmun Protocol
Discovered accidentally by Jim Kelmun in the mid-1970s, the Kelmun Protocol involves heating a mixture of aluminum-free baking soda and Grade B maple syrup. “This highly alkaline protocol (cancer cells thrive on acidity) has been shown to shrink tumors by luring sugar-loving cancer cells towards the maple syrup, only to send in the sodium bicarbonate ‘Trojan Horse’ to destroy them,” writes author, film producer and cancer researcher Ty Bollinger in his article, Natural Approaches for Preventing & Treating Cancer in Dogs and Cats.1 For those seeking natural treatment methods for animal cancer, the Kelmun Protocol protocol can be a wonderful adjunct to other remedies. For more information, visit animalwellnessmagazine.com/kelmun-protocol.
Additional benefits of maple syrup
On top of its anti-cancer benefits, maple syrup contains a number of vital nutrients for dogs:
In addition to these nutritional perks, maple syrup contains fewer calories than many other common sweeteners, such as honey. It may also offer anti-diabetic2 and antimicrobial3 properties, according to recent research.
Where can I find the right product?
Maples Avenue, of course! This Canadian-made premium dog food is formulated with high quality, all-natural ingredients, including real maple syrup. It’s nutritionally balanced to ensure your dog receives optimal levels of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals, while the maple syrup will satisfy his taste buds.