Don’t Sweat the Sweet Stuff: Pure Maple Syrup from Canada

Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers

Please welcome Pure Maple Syrup from Canada! Beyond its natural sweetener properties, pure maple syrup is a smart dietary choice for any athlete or fitness enthusiast.

Maple syrup can be a natural endurance booster. You can use it in homemade sports drinks and energy snacks for a readily available supply of energy that helps maintain your stamina. Energy beverages and bars made with maple syrup are healthier choices compared to the commercial alternatives, because maple syrup is an authentic, natural product, unprocessed and free of any coloring or additives. Maple syrup also contains potassium, which is an electrolyte that helps regulate fluid balance and assists with normal muscle function. The more intense your workout, the more you need to replace the electrolytes your body loses through perspiration.

You could say this is mother nature’s sports drink. When working out for more than an hour, a sports drink can ward off dehydration, provide needed electrolytes (potassium and sodium) and energize your workouts. And this one is dee-lish.

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups cold water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

Mix all ingredients together.
Yield: 1 quart

Per 8 oz Portion: 60 calories, 15 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 0 g fat, 0 g fiber, 75 mg sodium, 115 mg potassium

It’s important to understand the difference between pure maple syrup and common U.S. breakfast syrups which contain high fructose corn syrup as the primary source of sweetener. When you are looking to buy real maple syrup, check the back label in the grocery store to make sure you get 100% pure maple syrup from Canada- it’s as simple as that!

Come say hello to us at the expo to sample some delicious Maple Energy Squares, the different grades of maple syrup and learn more about the power of maple. We will also be hosting the Saturday 10:45am session, “Nutrition for Maximum Performance.”

For more fitness tips, visit www.purecanadamaple.com or follow them @PureCanadaMaple.

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