Surprising Pantry Ingredient Makes Antibiotics More Effective
No one likes taking medication (that we know of), so wouldn’t it be amazing if there were a naturally-occurring food that could simultaneously kill bacteria and make antibiotics more effective? Well, it seems now that there is such an ingredient. And even though it’s great on pancakes, it’s great for a whole other host of reasons as well:
According to MiGill University’s press release:
The researchers tested the extract’s effect in the laboratory on infection-causing strains of certain bacteria, including E. coli and Proteus mirabilis (a common cause of urinary tract infection). By itself, the extract was mildly effective in combating bacteria. But the maple syrup extract was particularly effective when applied in combination with antibiotics.
This could definitely be a great step toward less antibiotic usage!