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Boost your nutrition with Real Handful

Read Time:   |  March 18, 2020

When you’re training hard, it’s essential to get your nutrition right. However a survey of dietary habits carried out at Birmingham’s The National Running Show 2020 revealed that 68% of consumers believe their diet is not nutritionally complete.

If you’re worried that your diet isn’t up to scratch, it’s likely that you don’t need to make major changes to meet your nutritional goals. Real Handful’s better-for-you trail mixes and plant protein bars are full of ingredients that are packed with nutritional goodness. Ideal for fuelling you pre-and post-run – and just the right size to slip into your backpack for when you need an energy boost during those long runs.

Goji Berries
These berries contain vitamins C, B2 and A, iron, selenium and other antioxidants like polysaccharides which helps the body to store energy – useful on those long runs when you need slow and steady energy release to keep you moving.

Almonds 
Almonds are a source of potassium, an important electrolyte involved in nerve transmission and muscle contraction (including the heart). They’re low in sodium, making them a great addition to promote cardiovascular health, an essential for runners.
TRY: Go Go Goji Berry Trail Mix

Peanuts
These legumes are crunchy, filling, and a great source of protein. They are rich in monounsaturated fats -the type of fat commonly found in the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet.
TRY: Go Go Goji Berry Trail Mix, Blood Orange Burst Trail Mix, Mint Choc Chipper Trail Mix, Choc Orange Chase Protein Bar

 

Pumpkin Seeds
Almost 30% of the energy in a pumpkin seed comes from protein and they’re also a great source of vitamins and minerals – particularly magnesium which, supports the creation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate – your body’s energy molecules).
TRY: Go Go Goji Berry Trail Mix, Mint Choc Chipper Trail Mix

 

Belgium Chocolate
Dark chocolate contains a decent level of dietary fibre and has been tested to display high levels of antioxidant activity.
TRY: Go Go Goji Berry Trail Mix, Blood Orange Burst Trail Mix, Mint Choc Chipper Trail Mix, Choc Orange Chase Protein Bar

Real Handful is available nationwide in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and Ocado. For more information visit realhandful.com/.

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