Natural Delights is excited to join the 27th annual Sea Otter Classic as the official fruit of this world-renowned event.
Our partnership comes at a time when the cycling community at large is discussing how sugar and simple carbohydrates can play a role in recovery and avoiding physical exhaustion. Candy, soft drinks and other low-nutrient foods high in processed sugar have recently dominated discussions in the cycling world about proper performance nutrition.
We’re here to talk about why Medjool dates are a healthy, all-natural sugar alternative to many of these commonly used products. Here are a few reasons why you should add Natural Delights Medjool dates and our new Natural Delights Energy Bars to your individualised cycling regime.
Every cyclist knows the key to success on the bike comes down to one thing: nutrition. Food is fuel, and it’s important to give your body the right kind. Natural Delights Medjool dates are an all-natural solution when powering your performance and optimising your health. Nutritious, portable and completely delicious, Natural Delights Medjool dates are a sustainably grown whole fresh fruit that are certified Heart-Healthy by the American Heart Association®, low on the glycemic index, Non-GMO Project Verified, pesticide-free and additive-free.
* Only in the Natural Delights Energy Bars
Packed with complex carbohydrates and 15% of your dietary fibre per serving, Natural Delights Medjool dates provide healthy sustained energy without the sudden spike. When these natural carbohydrates are digested, they are converted into smaller glucose units. The natural dietary fibre slows the absorption of these glucose units into the bloodstream, creating a slow release of energy that will last throughout your ride.
Plus, all of those high-quality carbohydrates are perfect for post-ride recovery to replenish glycogen stores (the main fuel source in strenuous activities). 1 Each serving of Natural Delights Medjool dates contains 280 mg of potassium, which is 50 per cent more potassium by weight than bananas. 2 Replenishing potassium levels which will have dropped during exercise prevents muscle cramps and regulates your heart rate. 3
Natural Delights Medjool dates and our new energy bars are truly great for pre-race fuel, mid-ride energy and post-race recovery. But we understand that all nutrition programs are unique depending on the type of training and riding you do.