For many runners, fuelling for races and training runs equals cramming down chemically engineered gels and tough-to-swallow bars on race day. That doesn’t have to be the case.
RUNIVORE, presents the Chia On A Date superfood bar, an energy bar that is natural, healthy, tasty and powerful – the best of four worlds.
As the name suggests, it contains chia seeds, dates and plenty of other highly nutritious superfoods. The bar is 100% vegan and the updated recipe so that it is also now gluten free.
The combination of superfoods delivers protein, antioxidants, dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals, Omega-3 and healthy fats. In other words, things that provide energy, strengthen muscles, prevent and repair cell damage, improve digestion, fight aging and help you stay mentally sharp.
Comes in a 50g bar or a bag of 15 x 16g "bites".
Ingredients: maltose (binder), dried dates, oats, chia seeds, almonds, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, raisins, coconut, salt.
Dates – Tropical energizer
This delicious tropical fruit is easily digestible, which makes it ideal when runners need a quick energy and nutrient boost. It is rich in fibre, tannins, vitamin A, antioxidant flavonoids, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper and manganese. It is an all around healthy food that is both excellent for runners and anyone that desires a healthier diet.
Almonds – Powerful little nuts
Almonds have long been a favourite snack of runners and are included in almost every list of great foods for runners. These little nuts are tasty and packed with vitamin E, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, proteins, healthy fats and more, and all these nutrients combined to minimised muscle damage, strengthen your bones, and provide energy for a great work out.
Pumpkin seeds – The Mg powerhouse
For runners low on energy, pumpkin seeds are the perfect energiser. They are densely packed with magnesium, which is critical in energy production. For runners, especially those that sweat a lot, magnesium is must. Pumpkin seeds also provide leucine, an amino acid that enables fat oxidation and endurance, making it a great treat as we ramp up mileages.
Oats – Fuel for the long haul
Besides a wide range of vitamin and minerals such as manganese, magnesium, chromium, Vitamin B1 and zinc, oats are known for their low GI (glycemic index), which means the carbohydrate absorbs into your system at a slower rate, providing constant energy for the long runs. Oats also contain loads of soluble and insoluble fibre, which are necessary for digestive health. It helps you get “regular” and feel lighter!
Dried cranberries – The berry best source of vitamin C
Rich in vitamin C, cranberries are without doubt excellent for before, during and after runs. They are also rich in fibre, vitamin K and manganese and super delicious. When you're on the trails for hours, something tasty and nutrient-packed is a must.