Today, everyone’s social media is flooded with pictures of vibrant salads, avocado toasts and smoothie bowls. Eating clean and healthy has become a trend, which has taken over by a storm. But a lot of us tend to overlook the fact that eating healthy is in fact extremely crucial. And by healthy we don’t necessarily mean following drastic diets, crash diets, but more on the lines of eating right. The nutrients in the foods you eat support the activities of day-to-day living, protect your cells from environmental damage and repair any cellular damage that might occur.
A healthy lifestyle should be a way of living, and not just a temporary fix. Once you get into the habit of maintaining a healthy routine, you will be able to see, feel, and experience the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Staying hydrated is one of the most important ways to stay healthy and maintain a proper body weight, but most of us are dehydrated without realizing it.
Incorporating small changes in your life like replacing refined sugars and other sweeteners with pure and natural maple syrup along with a regular workout regime will help you lead a healthier life. Maple syrup can be a direct healthier substitute for liquid sweeteners, such as honey, treacle and corn syrup, without any adjustments. Maple syrup contains 63 types of antioxidants, five of which are found only in maple syrup, offering health benefits similar to those of berries, tea, red wine, flax seed, other fruits and vegetables.
Maple Syrup is a great addition to an active lifestyle, adding flavour and nutrition to meals and snacks. Whether at gym, at work or on the go, energy drinks made with maple syrup can give you an energy boost anywhere and anytime of the day. Consuming snacks made from pure, natural ingredients like Maple Syrup are perfect for a post workout recovery. A study from the University of Tokyo, suggests Maple Syrup may promote a healthy liver since it seems to inhibit certain genes linked to the production of ammonia, which is harmful to the liver.
To make this easier for you all, we’ve come up with a recipe using Pure Maple Syrup from Canada to satiate your sugar cravings, while maintaining your diet:
150 ml Green Tea chilled
20 ml Maple Syrup
20 ml Homemade Ginger Syrup
15ml Lime juice
2 Slices Fresh Ginger
2 Slices Malta Orange
1 pinch Salt
(Makes One Tall Glass)
Step 1: Muddle 2 Slices of the Malta Orange and Ginger Slices together
Step 2: Add Homemade Ginger Syrup
Step 3: Mix up the above mixture & put it through a strainer
Step 4: Add 20ml of the Pure Maple Syrup from Canada as your sweetener
Step 5: Add 15ml of the Lime Juice
Step 6: Fill up the glass with ice & add a pinch of salt
Step 7: Top it up with the chilled Green Tea
Step 8: Stir it up, garnish with mint & Rejuvenate!