Keep your favorite athlete strong and energized for optimum performance with our Athlete Health Basket. A diet rich in grains, beans, potatoes and other high carbohydrate foods will keep fuel levels at the ready for the next workout. To provide heart-healthy fiber while meeting carbohydrate needs, we've included whole grain sources which also contain important B vitamins that muscles need to convert carbohydrates into energy.
Anyone who works out hard knows that sore muscles can often result. The healthful fats in nuts and flaxseed fight inflammation and muscle soreness--they're also good for your heart and may even boost immunity! Flax also contains alpha-linolenic acid which may possibly boost endurance!
Your favorite athlete will love to know that combining honey with a protein supplement may boost post-workout recuperation and favor better blood sugar maintenance after exercise. Honey can also be an effective pre-workout energy source that does not induce hypoglycemia and can improve endurance exercise capacity. They'll love the fruit flavored honey sticks drizzled on oatmeal, in tea, on fruit, or as a sweet treat on its own.