If you read our last post, we tried to coerce you into running the Fit Foodie 5k…we are still trying. Come with us!!
One of the sponsors of the race is Pure Canada Maple with their delish maple syrup. Who can say no to a big ol’ stack of pancakes with maple syrup? You can even modify them to make them healthy no grain paleo banana cakes…or something goodish for you :).
Here’s some things we didn’t know about PURE CANADIAN maple syrup! Don’t be going for none of that processed syrup wanna-bees.
- It has many health benefits for runners (or wanna be runners like us). It naturally contains essential vitamins and nutrients such as maganese, riboflavin, zinc (just in time for cold season), magnesium and potassium. Many of these are vital elements for muscle repair.
- It doesn’t cause the same blood sugar spike as many sugars and alternatives like the oh so pervasive corn syrup.
- It contains polyphenols similar to those you find in healthy tea, red wine and flax seed and 54 different antioxidant compounds.
- It has simple carbohydrates that are easily broken down by the body into glucose and used for fuel during exercise.
Follow us on race day and look for our #ILOVEMAPLE tweets to learn more. Oh, and, wanna win some satisfying syrup?
Enter our giveaway and tell us in the comments what fit foodie recipe could you use Pure Canadian Maple Syrup in to win a maple prize pack*. We would love some roasted brussel sprouts with olive oil, salt, pepper and a dash of Pure Canadian Maple Syrup.
*Prize pack may include a variety of the following items: maple water, maple syrup and other maple themed items.
Infographic shared from the Pure Canadian Maple website.