Amaranth is a great grain for physically active individuals as it boasts 5 grams of high quality protein in only half a cup. Amaranth is also high in iron and vitamin C which helps oxygenate the muscles to fuel your cardiovascular workouts and reduce fatigue. Amaranth is rich in magnesium, which helps to relax blood flow and aid in post-workout recovery. This grain also contains zinc, calcium, potassium and phosphorous to support a strong immune system, healthy blood pressure and strong bones. Lastly, Amaranth is gluten-free and a great choice for those with celiac disease or a wheat allergy. Recipe: Add honey, cinnamon, and coconut or soy milk for a healthy breakfast alternative. Stop by Green Soul Organics and show your gym card for a discount!
Every week we'll post a brief description of a Super Food and how they can benefit you, starting with the letter A. This week it is Almonds. They are a nutrition packed nut; high in fibre, monounsaturated fats and antioxidants like vitamin E. Almonds contain high amounts of magnesium important for circulation of oxygen in the blood, which is crucial to optimum cardiovascular performance. They are also high in potassium, which is important for heart function to increase endurance, as well as for muscle contraction, to promote strength and assist in a speedy recovery. Swing by Green Soul Organics and pick some up today! Show your Tofino Fitness membership card and get a discount.