Fruit is an essential part of a balanced diet. Its natural sweetness, vibrant colors, and plethora of nutrients make it a popular choice for those looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, the world of fruit isn't as simple as it seems. Two terms that often raise questions are "fruit puree" and "fruit sugar." To make informed choices about what we eat, it's crucial to understand the distinctions between these terms and their implications for our health.
If you’ve been looking to add more protein to your diet, you’ve probably come across a wide array of powders, smoothies, and bars. Most of these goods get their protein from either whey or plant-based ingredients. Whey has been a staple for bodybuilders and athletes for years, while plant proteins are new to the market as a vegan, dairy-free alternative.
But which one is right for you? Here we’ll look at both the benefits and disadvantages of each protein type so you know you’re making the right decision for your body and lifestyle.
Whether you’re a full-time athlete competing and training constantly, or a young contestant trying to get into a good routine, eating right is vital for your success. Nutrition is a full-time gig for all athletes, as it can make or break your game, race, or competition.
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Nutrition Series: Chocolate Strawberry
Colorful, juicy and sweet. Strawberries are truly luscious. The strawberries we know and love originate from 18th century France when a hybrid of two species were mixed together. This red fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of manganese. They are more than 90% water and are low in carbohydrates. We combined nutritious strawberries with cocoa powder and other ingredients to create the chocolate strawberry smoothie. Chocolate strawberries are a savory treat enjoyed by many. Now everyone can enjoy this delicious combo in a dairy free and vegan snack with added protein!
Health Benefits of Strawberries
Strawberries rank in the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity. Antioxidants help boost your immune system and will reduce inflammation. Their beautiful red color comes from phytonutrients and flavonoids. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, several studies have linked the consumption of strawberries to prevention of inflammation disorders, oxidative stress, reduction of obesity and heart disease risk, as well as protection from different cancers. Strawberries are also low calorie. Roughly a quarter of the carbohydrate content of this fruit comes from fiber which is good for digestive health.
Chocolate Strawberry is part of the Plant Protein product line. Each smoothie in this category share the below properties:
- 10 Grams of Plant-Based Protein (Pea & Brown Rice)
- Vegan, Non-GMO
- Dairy-Free, Gluten Free
- No Added Sugar & Nothing Artificial
Our proprietary blend of pea protein and brown rice protein constitutes a "complete protein", providing you with all 9 essential amino acids the body needs, but is unable to produce on its own.
Fuel For Fire plant proteins are free of any dairy, soy, nuts, and gluten making it an ideal protein for those with any allergies or dietary restrictions. It also is easier for many people to digest than dairy-based proteins like whey or casein.
Additional Fruit in Chocolate Strawberry Fuel For Fire
Strawberry Fun Fact
The average strawberry has 200 seeds.