For many runners, fueling for race 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 now presents the Chia & Dates 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 combination delivers protein, antioxidants, dietary fiber, 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”.
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 fiber, tannis, vitamin A, antioxidant flavornoids, 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 favorite 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 minimized 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 energizer. 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, zinc etc. oats are known for their low GI (glycemic index), which means the carbohydrate absorbs into your system in a slower rate, providing constant energy for the long runs. Oats also contain loads of soluble and insoluble fiber, 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 fiber, vitamin K and manganese and super delicious. We are often on the trails for hours, so something tasty and nutrient packed is a must.
Gone Running says – With all natural ingredients are that are vegan-friendly, gluten-free and super tasty as well, the team at RUNIVORE in Taiwan have really nailed it. This energy bar is great for races, training runs or even healthy off-trail snacking, and we can’t wait for their new Bites which will be in Hong Kong soon.