Whether you’re like me and new to the gym or a seasoned athlete, we are all looking for the same thing – to improve performance and recovery time. When it comes to supporting the body before, during, and after workouts, water lentils can be an amazing tool to help you reach your fitness goals!
Real Source offers an Energy Boost, which is a perfect swap for artificial pre-workouts filled with too much caffeine, sugar, dyes, and preservatives, that in the long run will only hinder your performance. Additionally, the Pure Water Lentil Superfood is perfect for hydrating during and after workouts and can even provide muscles with the necessary amino acids and minerals to increase gains and decrease recovery time.
Water Lentil Energy Boost is a fantastic pre-workout energy supplement. It contains maca, eleuthero root, schizandra berry, astragalus, yerba mate, green tea, rhodiola rosea, ashwagandha, and ginseng root. All of these herbs have been used for centuries to promote energy, blood circulation and increase vigor in the body. Additionally, caffeinated and other energy promoting herbs have been shown to increase bursts and duration of workouts. And we all know that the more we can give during a workout, the more we get.
We can drink 8-10 glasses of water per day, but are we actually hydrated? New research out of the University of Washington thinks not. They have discovered that just 1 apple is more hydrating than two bottles of water! This is not just because apples are 90% water, but they also contain fiber. Fiber has been shown to increase water retention, allowing water to remain in the body longer and be utilized by the cells. This also means fewer trips to the bathroom! The days of luging 64 oz bottles of water around the gym are over. One scoop of Water Lentil Superfood contains 3 g of fiber, enough to retain the water it is mixed in. Proper hydration is known to increase mental clarity and energy, as well as improve sleep and muscle repair. Additionally, Water Lentil Superfood contains a small amount of sodium, enough to replenish some of the lost electrolytes after a sweaty session.
Water Lentil Superfood is full of antioxidants, one scoop is equivalent to a cup of green tea. When we workout we are actually putting microtears in our muscles, which when healed the muscle grows and strengthens. However, this recovery process requires antioxidants to decrease inflammation and amino acids to provide the muscles their necessary building blocks. There are 21 amino acids, 9 of them are essential, which means we must obtain them through our diet. Water Lentil Superfood provides all 9 essential amino acids as well as all the other conditional and nonessential amino acids. Most importantly, Pure Water Lentil Superfood contains cysteine, glycine, and glutamine. These three amino acids together form what has been considered the mother of all antioxidants, glutathione. This compound plays a massive role in our immune system, detoxification, and regenerating antioxidants. Research has shown us that glutathione also plays a role in reducing muscle damage and recovery time. Additionally, glutathione production may help to shift the metabolism from fat production to muscle development.
All in all, Water Lentil Superfood can support your gym routine by increasing energy for more effective sessions, promoting hydration for overall wellbeing, and enhancing recovery for better results and less muscles fatigue. I start each workout with a scoop of the Energy Boost, hydrate during the workout with the Pure Superfood and finish with a post-workout smoothie – see below!
Hydrating Recovery Smoothie
- 1 scoop Water Lentil Superfood
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 medium banana, frozen
- 1/2 avocado
- 3/4 cup mango, frozen
- 1 tbs chia seeds
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MS, CNS Clinical Nutritionist
Charlotte is a Certified Nutrition Specialist professional and a member of the American College of Nutrition. Native to the East End of Long Island, her love for food started at a young age.
Completing her Masters of Clinical Nutrition from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, she learned to approach nutrition with an integrative lens, incorporating diet, lifestyle, and physical activity.