Keep your favorite athlete strong and energized for optimum performance with our Super Deluxe 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 such as oatmeal
and whole wheat pasta. Whole grains 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. 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! We've included smoked salmon, mixed nuts to snack on, and a flax & soy bar. 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 such as ginger juice and dark chocolate with crystallized ginger.
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.
Makes a wonderful gift for someone training for a marathon or other sporting event--or perhaps someone who just participated!
Though they play different sports, all athletes have one thing in common...they LOVE our Super Deluxe Athlete Health Basket! To show you understand their love of sweat and commitment to training, send a Deluxe Athlete Health Basket for:
- Injury recovery/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 Super Deluxe Athlete Health Basket also makes a great celebratory gift for winning (or just completing/competing in) a sporting event.