what runners eat to refuel

what runners eat to refuel

runners know that after a long run, you need to fuel up and replenish those hard-working muscles. you need nutrient-dense foods with enough carbs, protein and fats to aid in your post-workout recovery.

here’s one suggestion from i won! organics ambassador and nutrition health coach, edith agoston that we like to think of as a redefined huevos habaneros:

what runners eat to refuel

i sautéed some onions and added in organic refried pinto beans, then fried a pasture raised egg from @greenbowfarm and seasoned it with sea salt, pepper and hungarian paprika. (i always have a mishap in this step!) then i added in half of an avocado, sunflower shoots from my local @seattlefarmersmkts, a scoop of island salsa from @traderjoeslist and some of the bbq flavored tortilla chips from @iwonorganics.

packed full of healthy carbs, fiber, good fats and of course, protein, this recovery meal is exactly what a runner needs after a grueling workout. edith likes to buy local, organic foods and incorporates this healthy way of eating into her overall fitness program. she told us:

i stay healthy by listening to my body, drinking ionized alkaline water, eating local seasonal and organic produce that i buy at my local farmer’s market, sleeping well, practicing meditation and of course, getting plenty of exercise!

besides running, edith enjoys biking, swimming, and paddle boarding, and she’s been practicing bikram yoga for the past 15 years. for edith, that #iwonfeeling is all about staying active and living life to the fullest. she told us:

i am most happy when i feel that i am following the correct path, the path that was intended for me. these days that means connecting with more people in the health and wellness world, and living my healthiest life, spending time on the beach in west seattle with those closest to me, continuing to learn and improve my skills as a health coach, and nourishing my body with nutrient-dense foods.

you can follow i won! organics ambassador edith agoston on instagram @edithagoston

it’s that #iwonfeeling!
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good for plant-powered athletes

good for plant powered athletes

when you realize that the source of all protein is plants, it makes sense that more and more athletes are adopting a plant-based diet.

but this doesn’t hold true with the common belief that you need animal protein and whey to build and repair muscle. so we turned to nutritionist and wellness consultant, dina aronson, to get her expert opinion:

the essential amino acids present in animal products are all derived from plants, either directly by eating plants or indirectly by eating other animals that have eaten plants. so it doesn’t make sense to think you must eat animals for protein.

as a cleaner source of protein, plenty of athletes are turning to plant-based diets to fuel their performance needs. we asked dina if this is a good idea:

absolutely! there’s no shortage of plant-powered athletes out there! plant foods are the perfect fuel for competitive athletes and those with grueling training schedules. so many world-class and olympic athletes follow a 100% plant-based diet, and many say that this way of eating gives them a competitive edge.

10 famous plant-powered athletes

  1. nfl defensemen david carter
  2. mma cage fighter mac danzig
  3. olympic track athlete carl lewis
  4. olympic figure skater meagan duhamel
  5. mlb pitcher patrick j. neshek
  6. nba player charles salim stoudamire
  7. ultramarathoner scott jurek
  8. strongman patrik baboumian
  9. bodybuilder and boxer amanda reister
  10. bodybuilder billy simmonds

with so many able and accomplished athletes proving everybody wrong, why does the plant protein myth prevail? dina told us:

unfortunately, complex social and cultural attitudes about meat and vegetarianism, as well as inaccurate analysis of the scientific literature, have conspired to support this misguided belief. although plants can provide all the protein needed for human nutrition, people still mistakenly believe that plant proteins are inferior to animal proteins.

it also doesn’t hold true that your snacks need to contain animal or whey-based protein. dina says:

that’s why carefully formulated plant-based snacks like i won! organic chips are the perfect solution. they’re not meant to replace whole plant foods – rather, they are a guilt-free alternative to junk food that will attack that post-workout fatigue, kill the hunger pangs at your afternoon work break, or give you a protein boost for that all-veggie salad at lunch.

so next time you reach for a protein snack, consider a healthier alternative to whey and high-sugar treats. i won! organics snacks are made with 100% organic, non-gmo, gluten-free ingredients and 20 grams of plant-based protein for healthy snacking.

it’s that #iwonfeeling!
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brand building vlog style

Brand building Vlog Style

People ask me all the time what it’s like starting a business, and I have to laugh inside because it’s a rollercoaster! But not the thrill ride you read about. The reality of it is, starting your own business is a rollercoaster ride that goes around and around and down-down-down most days. Every once and awhile, you’ll reach those highs and it’s enough to keep you motivated and in the game.

To give you a glimpse of this rollercoaster ride and what it’s like starting a new business, I’m taking i won! organics online and vlogging about the journey. You’ll get an inside look at what happens at the office, the operations outside the office, and everything else in-between. It makes for great entertainment and it’ll be fun to look back to see how far we’ve come and much closer we are to our goals of redefining high protein, healthy snacks.

We’re on a mission to make i won! organics a household name. Won’t you join me on this journey? I promise it’ll be a rollercoaster ride!

You can find all the vlogging details and up-to-date coverage on our Facebook page at iwonorganics.

it’s that #iwonfeeling!
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healthy cookie dough cravings

healthy cookie dough cravings

cramming for exams takes a lot of brainpower, so when it’s time to take a study break, make sure you’re fueling and feeding your body with the essential nutrients it needs to perform.

but just because it’s healthy doesn’t mean it has to be dull, boring and tasteless. take a bite out of i won! organics ambassador serena baldwin’s book. get creative and try this delicious study snack recipe.

cookie dough dip

stir all ingredients in a small bowl, then dunk your i won! cinnamon french toast chips into the dip and enjoy study snack heaven!

this combo of cinnamon french toast @iwonorganics protein chips and cookie dough dip definitely brightened up my midterm prep. can i just take a moment to talk about how awesome these chips are. made with all usda organic ingredients, 20g pea protein, non-gmo, vegan and gluten free! since i have issues digesting whey, I’ve been left out of the protein chip craze until now!

after she graduates with a double major in political science and sociology, serena plans to study for her master’s in public healthy policy. she told us:

I am passionate about advocating for sound food and agricultural policies that account for the undeniable links between the food system, the environment, and national health outcomes. discovering up-and-coming, socially responsible companies and organizations that support a healthier and less exploitative food system truly gives me that #iwonfeeling because it reminds me that progress is being made and the future of the food system is bright.

you can find more recipes like this from i won! ambassador serena baldwin on instagram @femmemeetsfood

it’s that #iwonfeeling!
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