Keep your favorite runner strong and energized for optimum performance with our Runner Gift Baskets. 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 such as oatmeal
, whole wheat pasta, and a delicious bean soup mix. Whole grains also contain important B vitamins that muscles need to convert carbohydrates into energy.
Hard workouts can cause sore muscles. Rich vitamin C sources such as broccoli
and red peppers may reduce exercise-induced muscle damage, and also may help muscles recover faster after exercising. The healthful fats in salmon, nuts, and flaxseed fight inflammation and muscle soreness--they're also good for your heart and may even boost immunity! Another powerful anti-inflammatory, fucoidan, a complex carbohydrate, can be found in kelp.
Flax also contains alpha-linolenic acid which may possibly boost endurance! Ginger
may act as a natural anti-inflammatory and reduce joint and muscle pain; so for after those really tough workouts, we've included ginger treats.
Your favorite runner 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.
Runner Deluxe Gift Basket includes: