Maple syrup is consumed by the gallons each day as people enjoy a nice hot serving of pancakes or waffles. Maple syrup is a fat free food, but just how many calories in maple syrup are there? Lets take a look.
The answer isthere are 830 calories in one cup of maple syrup. While the average person gets nowhere close to consuming one cup of maple syrup, this shows you just how high calorie this food is. The average person puts about four tablespoons of syrup on their hotcakes. That clocks in at 208 calories.
Maple syrup is so bad for you because its like drinking liquid sugar. It has nutritional value to it and will not fill you up. It causes your blood sugar to spike and then drop. To go along with the 830 calories in one cup of maple syrup, you also are consuming 212 grams of carbs.
If you want to enjoy maple syrup on your hotcakes or waffles its best to go with sugar free or low sugar maple syrup. This is made with a sugar substitute such as Splenda or Stevia which have virtually no calories and of course no sugar. Its not going to taste quite as good as the real thing, but youll hardly know the difference. Also try to cut down on the butter and use whole wheat pancake and waffle mix.
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