Like anybody else who loves to snack, I love protein energy bars because they’re simply the best solution to settling sugary cravings, with no guilt. But that’s not to say all protein bars are good for you – a lot of them are packed with sugar, syrups, flavourings, etc. which don’t agree with IBS sufferers, so selecting the perfect energy bar for you is essential and some consideration should be taken before tucking in.
Repeatedly we’re told that maple syrup is the answer to all our natural sweetness problems. You’ll see ‘pure maple syrup’ in recipes throughout the health webosphere. but what does it really mean, and is maple syrup even any better for you than straight up sugary golden syrup?
Next time you come across a recipe that asks for pure maple syrup, you might think just using golden syrup is the same, not to mention cheaper, more readily available and, as a syrup, there’s no difference. If only that were true! Take a look at the difference between maple and golden syrup to see which you should be using in your healthy baking.