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Use Maple Syrup in a Sports Recovery Drink

Make This: Maple Syrup Sports Drink

After complaining about muscle soreness to my yoga teacher, he suggested that I start concocting my own all-natural recovery drink. It's a simple recipe, too: one to two tablespoons of maple syrup and water. My teacher informed me that the sweet syrup not only provides the body with a little shot of carbs, but, more importantly, it helps with muscle recovery. Real maple syrup is an excellent source of manganese, which helps repair muscle and cell damage; it also keeps bones strong and blood sugar levels normal. Besides this important nutrient, maple syrup also contains zinc, iron, calcium, and potassium. And while it's definitely not a post-workout snack replacement, it's become my go-to drink after yoga.

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onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 5 years
how interesting! I hate muscle soreness that prevents you from having a good workout the next day; I'll have to try this.
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