Maple Syrup
Credit: Photograph by Svend Lindbaek

Research shows that pure maple syrup – straight from the tree, not the cheap stuff made from corn syrup flavored with maple extract – can contain up to 54 antioxidant compounds, some of which may help combat cancer and diabetes.

Best uses: Besides pouring it over pancakes, try this spicy syrup in homemade ice cream, barbecue sauce, salad dressing, and glazes or gravies for pork.