Athletes, you are only as strong as what you eat! Just Add Moringa!
Remember those days when you had a big game the next day and your coach told you “Eat those carbs” the night before. There’s a lot more to eating for sports than chowing down on carbs or chugging sports drinks. Performance may not be totally optimal when relying on special diets or artificial supplements. The right foods in the right amounts is far more effective to maintain stamina, strength and peak performance.
Nowadays specialized athletes have unique nutrition needs and generally need extra calories to fuel their sports performance. Depending on how active they are, athletes may need anywhere from 2,000 to 5,000 total calories per day to meet their energy needs.
So what happens if athletes don’t eat enough? In today’s hustle and bustle, if you’re not a professional athlete it becomes even more challenging to eat right given our choices, and not to mention costly for the average Joe or Jane.
Athletes, Just Add Moringa!
Since athletes need extra clean fuel, it’s usually a bad idea to diet. Athletes in sports where weight is emphasized — such as wrestling, swimming, dance, or gymnastics — might feel pressure to lose weight, but they need to balance that choice with the possible negative side effects of high sugar sport drinks, the not-so-nutritious bars and the likes.
So, remember the carb intake the night before at the beginning of this conversation? While carbohydrates are an important source of fuel, they’re only one of many foods an athlete needs. It also takes vitamins, minerals, protein, and fats to stay in peak playing shape and repair of muscles afterwards. Calcium helps build the strong bones that athletes depend on, and iron carries oxygen to muscles and so on. Here are the things, all these extra benefits from vitamins, minerals, protein, can be added naturally in one natural source – MORINGA!
So you might ask, what is Moringa? Well, Moringa is considered one of the most nutrient-dense plants in the world. Even in the superfood arena with acai berry and kale, it is a stand-out rock star. A powerhouse of nutrition, Moringa leaves contain more than 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants all in one plant. Specifically, gram for gram, Moringa has 2 times more vitamin A than carrots, 14 times more calcium than milk, 4 times more fiber than oats, 9 times more iron than spinach and 4 times more potassium than bananas. That’s not all, has all 9 essential and 18 of the 22 amino acids – a key component in building muscles. Yes, all this and more in one plant leaf.
Your performance on game day will depend on the foods you’ve eaten over the past several days and weeks. But you can boost your performance even more by paying attention to the food you eat two days before. Strive for a game-day diet rich in carbohydrates, moderate in protein, and Moringa. With this richly dense food source, you will leverage a wide spectrum of natural high dense source of healthy nutritious, readily absorbed nutrient for peak performance.
After the Game!
By taking Moringa after the game, the amino acids will help in the fast repair and recovery of muscles. The antioxidants, vitamins and minerals will support lower inflammation levels which in turn equals faster recovery.
Although Moringa has been used for centuries in places like India, and sub Saharan Africa, it is relatively new in this country and quickly becoming well-known in the health arena world-wide as an important supplement due to its powerful nutrition profile of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrientsnutrients.