THE BODY only has a limited store of carbohydrate – enough for up to 90 minutes of strenuous exercise such as cycling, running or swimming. Run low on carbohydrate, your pace will drop and fatigue will set in. Therefore, topping up your carbohydrate and staying adequately hydrated is essential if you are considering participating in any prolonged endurance exercise.
High5 have launched a natural protein bar on to the market with goji berries, chia seeds and brazil nuts. Gluten and lactose free, each 12g bar contains no artificial colours, preservatives or sweeteners. ProteinSnack is an easy and convenient source of protein, which you can enjoy anytime, anywhere. The high quality ingredients used in this blend of protein and carbs (which contribute to normal brain function, including mental performance, alertness and attention) promotes recovery of normal muscle function after exercise, and contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass. It is recommended that the protein bars should be consumed as part of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. www.highfive.co.uk, £19.08 per box of 12.
I HAVE also been checking out High5 Zero Sports Drink Tab (Pack of 8) – Citrus which comes with a hint of tropical fruit.
Again, there are no gluten-containing ingredients, calories, artificial colours or preservatives. The drink includes Vitamin C and five electrolytes, including sodium, magnesium and potassium. Vitamin C in zero supports a healthy immune system, protects the cells from oxidative stress and contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Magnesium in zero contributes to electrolyte balance, reduces tiredness and fatigue, whilst supporting muscle protein synthesis. All you have to do is drop a tab into High5’s re-usable sports bottle and watch it rapidly dissolve. The 20 Tab Tube makes up to 15 litres of drink, and offers excellent value for money.