CBS News recently ran a report about how pure maple syrup when paired with antibiotics can boost the effectiveness of the antibiotics. The phenols in the maple syrup makes the membrane surrounding the bacteria more permeable to the antibiotic. The antibiotic can then stay in the bacteria and do its job to destroy it. The article also says that the maple syrup is somewhat effective on its own at destroying bacteria. This raises some pretty exciting possibilities for the treatment of Lyme disease and other bacterial infections.
You can draw your own conclusions by clicking on the link below:
In the meantime, pour a little extra pure
maple syrup on those buckwheat pancakes!