Linwoods for the Long Run
22 June 2016
Whether you’re a first time Marathon runner or a fully-fledged Marathon geek, you’ll know that success on the day is all about preparation. There’s no easy way to acquire the fitness and stamina you’ll draw on during the race, but the good news is that there are easy ways to get the nutrition you’ll need to fuel your success.
Healthy eating is the foundation of fitness and stamina, but even the most focused runner occasionally falls into bad eating habits and reaches for the convenience foods. The occasional culinary slip is all very well, but make a habit of bad eating and your chances of a PB in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon will disappear as rapidly as a kebab after a night on the beer!
One of the secrets is identifying healthy foods which are easy to incorporate into a ‘normal’ diet which is where Linwoods Healthy Seeds & Berries steps neatly up to the plate.
The all-natural, health-boosting Linwoods range has been designed to deliver a vast array of carefully targeted health benefits with minimum effort in the kitchen. Of course, if you are a culinary genius, you’ll find some perfect inspiration here for haute cuisine creations, but even an easy sprinkle of Linwoods Healthy Seeds & Berries over your cereal, yoghurt or even ice cream can give you a valuable nutritional boost and keep you on the right path.
The full range is natural and many products are fully organic also. There’s no added sugar and they are Gluten Free and Low GI … and that’s just for starters.
There’s a fibre-filled product for just about every aspect of your nutritional preparation, to help with Protein Power, Oxygen Transport, Blood Cholesterol, Antioxidant, Strong Bones, Immunity, Boost Vitamin D and generally steer you almost effortlessly towards a better and healthier lifestyle.
The health benefits are all inherent in the natural products of the range and a little can do a lot. Just two heaped dessert spoonfuls (30g) of Linwoods Whole Sun-dried Goji Berries for example provides 3.6g of Protein, contributing to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass and the maintenance of normal healthy bones and 3.3g of fibre. One heaped dessert spoonful (15g) of Linwoods Milled Chia Seed provides 3.15g Protein, 3.44g of Fibre, 1.53mg of Iron (11%RI) 87mg of Iron (11% of RI) and 2.77g of Omega 3 (ALA). Chia is one of nature’s richest plant sources of the Omega 3 Alpha-linlenic Acid (ALA), an essential fatty acid which contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol level.
Sourcing all those nutritional benefits for yourself could add hours to food shopping, but Linwoods has done the hard work so you don’t have to. Simply check out the packs of natural seeds and berries and select what’s right for you and your family and you’re well on your way to an improved diet.
Of course, over the years, we’ve all bought health foods with great intentions, only to find them lying ignored at the back of the cupboard months later. That’s why ease of use is so important, as Linwoods Head of Marketing, Sarah Shimmons, explains.
“Choosing the wrong health foods is a bit like paying for gym membership you never use,” she says. “If healthy foods are too difficult or too time-consuming to prepare or use, they probably aren’t going to work for you. We’ve concentrated on making our delicious seeds, nuts and berries range as simple and straightforward as it is nutrition-packed which is why so many sportspeople right around the world are now putting Linwoods at the heart of their training regimes.
“Many of our good-for-you-goodies can be enjoyed straight from the pack or simply sprinkled onto soups, salads, stews, yoghurts and ice creams. They make a great and supremely tasty addition to pancakes, breads and cookies and they can also boost main meals – all with very little effort, but a lot of health-giving benefits.
“Perhaps the best benefit of all is that this is near-instant goodness you can share with all the family. They may not be prepared to join you on a training run, but if you serve up one of our Linwoods Healthy Recipes, you’ll find everyone wants a share of the sporting lifestyle!”