Keep your favorite athlete strong and energized for optimum performance with our Athlete Health Sampler 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 that contain important B vitamins which 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! Foods with analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties such as almonds, spinach, cherries, and pineapples, are great for helping injured athletes ease pain or recover from post-workout soreness. We've included a nut mix, dried cherries
, dried pineapples, and a delicious nut butter that's great on bread, crackers, and fruit and a knockout in smoothies.
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.
Our favorite product for athletes is Vita Coco coconut water. This natural rehydrant contains the potassium of two bananas as well as a host of other electrolytes that'll knock the sneakers off of those artificial sports drinks.
Though they play different sports, all athletes have one thing in common...they LOVE our Athlete Health Sampler Basket! To show you understand their love of sweat and commitment to training, send an Athlete Health Sampler Basket for:
- Recovery from injury/get well
Is your favorite athlete training for a race, meet, or competition? Perhaps a marathon? Show your support for their hard efforts with a gift that gives them the energy they need to keep training.
The Athlete Health Sampler Basket also makes a great celebratory gift for winning (or just completing/competing in) a sporting event.