Maple syrup does not fall on the heart like other sugars because it contains nutrients and antioxidants that can have a beneficial impact on heart health. Additionally, maple syrup has a lower glycemic index than other sugars, which means it doesn't cause rapid, large blood sugar spikes.
The glycemic index (GI) measures how quickly foods raise blood sugar (blood sugar). A higher GI means blood sugar levels rise faster. Maple syrup has a lower GI than other sugars such as white sugar or cane sugar.
Fructose, a natural sugar found in fruit, generally has the lowest glycemic index (GI) rating among the different types of sugar. The GI of fructose generally ranges between 20 and 30.
The glycemic index (GI) of maple syrup is around 54-60 which is considered moderate. This means that maple syrup has a moderate impact on blood sugar levels, unlike sugars with a higher GI, such as white sugar (GI of 65-70) or cane sugar (GI of 60 -65).
The glycemic index (GI) of honey generally ranges between 55 and 58, which is considered moderate.
So that's why our potato and maple syrup donuts, our maple popcorn and our mini meringues don't fall on the heart ;)
PS.: Beer has a GI of 100!