ARE YOU TRAINING FOR A MARATHON, ULTRA-MARATHON OR JUST ON A FITNESS JOURNEY? YOU’LL WANT TO INCLUDE MICROGREENS IN YOUR DIET. HERE’S WHY.
As we all know, a large amount of calories are needed when you follow a high-intensity training program. You therefore want to include a mixture of high-calorie, nutrient-dense foods without necessarily increasing food volume.
With microgreens you can get maximum nutrition with minimal volume which is ideal for fitness fundies who want to avoid that feeling of being too full before, during, or after training.
This is exactly why the awesome girls of FIT BEST TRAINING enjoy growing their own microgreens and making it part of their diets. When it comes to #fitfoodies, these girls are on top of their game helping woman of all walks of life to become the best version of themselves.
A QUICK LOW-DOWN ON MICROGREENS
Once used as fancy garnish on restaurants plates, microgreens are now celebrated and used for their high concentrations of nutrients – more than 40% more nutrients are recorded in these tiny sprouts compared to their older plant counterparts.
This is because all the nutrients the plant requires to produce a lifetime of fruit and vegetable is contained in the first shoot.
In fact, research from the US Department of Agriculture Research Service found in a study conducted in 2014 that nearly all 25 variants of microgreens contained four to six times more vitamins and phytochemicals than mature leaves from the same plant.
THE BEST MICROGREENS FOR WORKOUTS
When it comes to training, too much fibre can cause bloating and requires more liquid intake. Green leafy veg are high in fibre, which is great but to meet the nutrient requirements you would have to eat a large volume. Eating microgreen would allow the athlete to meet their nutrient requirements without excessive fibre volumes.
GROW YOUR OWN BABY GREEN WARRIORS
Microgreens found at organic markets is usually expensive and can make your journey of incorporating these tiny greens into your diet quite challenging.
The other fact of microgreens you buy is that it has come through a process which make them not so fresh. Harvested, packaged and then transported to wherever, exposed to who-knows what elements.
Growing your own microgreens at home will always be FIRST-PRICE!! Why? Because you won’t find fresher more nutritious microgreens anywhere else!!! Grown organically in your kitchen, exposed to minimum damaging elements and harvested just before use.
WATCH OUT FOR IMITATIONS
Microgreens should not be confused with sprouts. You have to differentiate between products masquerading as microgreens.
As soon a shoot starts growing the leaves for that particular plant, it starts to deplete it of nutrients. This kind of product is called a baby leaf, and while it is also considered nutritious, it’s not as highly concentrated as a microgreen.
The leaves you see on microgreens will always be two leaves opposite each other – these are the cotyledons, they are an embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants, one or more of which are the first leaves to appear from a germinating seed. The first actual leaves of the plant will look nothing like the cotyledons you see on true microgreens.”
No exclusion of any food groups, no restriction on anything. No diet culture. Making New Life’s Microgreens part of some recipes. All of their recipes include a macro breakdown to show you that you can enjoy anything and everything – if you do it in moderation.