Barre Guest Blogger: Stephanie Burg
Spring is the season for regrowth and renewal, when heat and energy rise from the Earth and gradually build into the steamy temperatures of summer. Animals begin emerging from hibernation-- stirring and reawakening after the cold of winter—and there is a distinct shift in energy within our bodies as we transition [...]
real food for real athletes
Barre is made with whole food ingredients, contains no animal products and is free of common allergens such as soy and wheat. In addition to being vegan, Barre is also high in Omega-3s with balanced energy and no refined sugar. Its natural electrolyte replacement comes from the electrolytes, the sodium, potassium and other trace minerals, which are naturally present in many of the ingredients listed below. We heart our muscles!
Agave is a low glycemic index food which doesn’t leave you with a sugar crash, making it safe for diabetics.
Cocoa is widely touted for its flavonoid antioxidants which protect the body from aging caused by exercise-induced free radicals. These antioxidants also accelerate nitric oxide production aiding physical performance. Plus, cocoa contains serotonin and stimulates endorphin production–what’s not to love?
Cranberries are packed with anti-oxidants, phytonutrients, minerals and vitamin C; they also have antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Dates are rich in antioxidants, potassium and dietary fiber. They also contain minerals which help regulate the body’s electrolyte balance.
Flax seeds are a rich source of energy and contain many health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. They are high in fiber, super heart healthy, and may help protect against heart disease, certain cancers and diabetes.
Hemp seed is a nutritional powerhouse, containing all the essential amino acids our bodies need. No other single plant source has all of these proteins in such an easily digestible form.
Oats are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, iron, dietary fiber, and thiamin. They are also a source of antioxidants.
Pecans are an excellent source of B vitamins and vitamin E. They are also a rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium.
Sea Salt aids in electrolyte replacement by supplying a natural source of sodium and trace minerals.
Sunflower seeds are a great source of vitamin E and have anti-inflammatory properties and cardiovascular benefits. They also contain high levels of cholest-erol-fighting phytosterols and muscle and nerve-calming magnesium and detoxifying selenium.
Walnuts are considered a “brain food” because they are high in omega-3 fats. They also have pre-biotic effects which aid digestion.