Is Maple Sugar a healthy sweetener to use?
In terms of health, maple syrup is the same as sugar and the body processes both the same. Sugar and maple syrup lead to rapid rises in insulin levels, which is the hormone that tells the body to store fat. Also, it is possible to get a "crash" after eating too much sugar or maple syrup, where you are left tired and hungry. Maple syrup is not a health food, but in small amounts, can serve as a sweetener.