Is your valentine an athlete? If so, our Athletic Valentine Gift Basket is the gift that will help keep them strong and energized for optimum performance.
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 an athlete-friendly whole-grain source of granola. Whole grains also contain important B vitamins that muscles need to convert carbohydrates into energy.
Honey is a fantastic carbohydrate source for athletes. It can help you work out longer and harder, and can assist your muscles with recovery after your workout.
Anyone who works out hard knows that sore muscles can often result. Rich vitamin C sources may reduce exercise-induced muscle damage and also may help muscles recover faster after exercising. We've included a delicious fruit and vegetable blend juice as a source of this vitamin. We've also included a Dried Pineapple snack as pineapple contains bromelain which is helpful in reducing muscle and tissue inflammation
The healthful fats in nuts and flaxseed fight inflammation and muscle soreness, and they're also good for your heart. Flax also contains alpha-linolenic acid which may possibly boost endurance!
Magnesium, found in almonds and chocolate, helps ease muscle cramps, aches, and pains. We've included nuts, Bug Bites Dark Chocolate, and an apple crisp flavored flax & soy bar.
Ginger may act as a natural anti-inflammatory and reduce joint and muscle pain; so for after those really tough workouts, we've included a delicious ginger chews. Cherries also contain tough anti-inflammatory compounds, and may even be more effective than aspirin in fighting pain and inflammation.
"My Athletic Valentine" Healthy Valentine's Day Gift Basket includes:
- Mrs. May's Nut Crunch
- Ginger Chews
- Coconut Water
- Dried Cherries
- Kale Chips
- Dried Pineapple
- Bug Bites Dark Chocolate (3)
- Honey Sticks Fruit Flavored Honey
- Bakery on Main Granola
- GoRaw Flax Snacks
- Recommended Food Guide for Athletes
- Handmade Basket