Maple powers cyclists
Maple Products from Quebec and the Fédération québécoise des sports cyclistes (FQSC) are combining their expertise to support cycling and cyclists from all categories and disciplines.
Maple Products from Quebec is to become the official energy source of the FQSC. It is the first time in its history that the FQSC has associated itself with an energy product. This unique affiliation affirms maple's value as an entirely natural nutrient that benefits athletic performance.
Cyclists need a healthy energy source for their sport. Maple syrup is a 100% natural energy source in the form of simple sugars that metabolize quickly into glucose and act as fuel during exercise. It is an excellent sugar replacement. Consuming maple boosts energy before, during and after training, which is essential for all cyclists!
Maple Products from Quebec will benefit from increased visibility through FQSC activities, as well as participating in certain events and developing an educational program on healthy nutrition for coaches and athletes.
The Fuelled by Nature™ program, developed for athletes by Maple Products from Quebec, highlights the many qualities and benefits of maple's nutritional profile, as demonstrated repeatedly in scientific studies. The truth is that maple syrup possesses polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals in greater concentrations than other common sweetening agents.
The presence of nutrients such as manganese serves as a contribution to muscle recovery, and a boost to athletic performance. Recent discoveries have also revealed its anti-inflammatory effects. There is no doubt that energy bars and drinks made with maple syrup are, generally speaking, healthier choices than commercial products because maple syrup is an authentic, 100% natural, unprocessed food with no colours or preservatives.
The FPAQ is delighted with this formal agreement with the FQSC, which enables us to inspire thousands of cyclists throughout Quebec.