Benefits for athletes

Maple & Sports

Fuelled by nature

Research has shown that Canadian maple syrup can provide a pure energy source for endurance athletes. Given its popularity and appeal amongst sportspeople, Maple from Canada teamed up with professional women’s football club, Birmingham City Women, to fuel the team throughout the season.

Athletes regularly use maple within their cooking, its natural sugars and healthy supply of vitamins and nutritious minerals are not the only attraction for fitness-lovers. Maple products are also a healthier alternative to processed sugars and other sweeteners – making it ideal for use in a sports drink.

Consumers love the taste of Canadian maple syrup and there is a growing body of evidence supporting the wider benefits of maple products during workout regimes. The product’s carbohydrate content easily converts to glucose and acts as a fuel during exercise.

Ultimately, using an entirely natural product that athletes enjoy gives them more of an inclination to drink the required fluids when exercising. With hydration key to reaching an athlete’s peak performance, maple can be key to maintaining fluid balance.

For instance, recent research has shown that maple syrup beverages offer an excellent alternative to popular commercial sports drinks. Maple-based drinks do not contain any processed sugars, are gluten-free, vegan and free of both colouring and additives.

Hundreds of Delicious Recipes

Maple is a special addition to any recipe, from starters and snacks to sumptuous desserts. Find one that’s perfect for you, your family and friends.