I’ve nearly raised 3 athletes. My youngest son, the only one at home full time now, is a high school wrestler. Getting his nutrition tweaked just right is no easy task! HEROFUEL makes it easier for us and tastes great too! I wrote the article below for HERO, a company that I write for and advise because I believe in their product! I met them at a wrestling tournament last year and was so impressed by their product I approached them to let them know and they asked me to join their team! A perfect match since it was tweaking my middle son’s diet for wrestling that inspired me to go back to school and formally study nutrition! This article is about the protein used in HEROFUEL. That said, there is also protein in the organic cashew butter and raw organic almonds!
HEROFUEL INGREDIENT HIGHLIGHT: PROTEIN
Kids are super busy these days and while I encourage whole foods first, often it’s extremely difficult to manage in the time between school and activities. As a mom and nutritional therapy practitioner, the reason I love HEROFUEL so much is that it’s very convenient and most importantly, it’s made with minimally processed, quality whole foods (plus it tastes great!).
Our children need proper nutrition to fuel their bodies, to learn new skills, stay sharp, and perform well. HEROFUEL features three major components of a child’s nutrition- complex carbohydrates, fiber, and protein. Today, I want to highlight protein.
Proteins are the building blocks of the body and are a key component to a healthy, well-balanced snack. HEROFUEL provides an excellent source of protein to nourish your child’s body.
Let’s dive a little deeper…
Protein is necessary for:
- optimal growth
- muscle building and repair
- fighting infections
- skin, hair and other tissue growth and repair
- enzymes and hormones needed for digestion and metabolism
- neurotransmitters, chemical messengers particularly important to brain health
- forming red blood cells that carry oxygen
- and the list goes on…
Adequate protein helps support a strong immune system, stable moods, agility, muscle strength, performance, recovery (including better sleep), and focus and attention. HEROFUEL’s main source of protein is whey protein isolate. The whey protein isolate used in HEROFUEL is fantastic. How can Whey Protein Isolate be so wonderful, you ask? The protein used:
- from 100% grass-fed cows
- gluten free
- BSE/TSE Free (no added hormones)
- no lactose
- no sugar
- no fillers or hidden ingredients
- Certified Kosher Dairy
Food quality matters! I can’t stress this enough. I’ve seen tremendous improvement in every aspect of a child’s life when this becomes a priority. My advice to you, nourish their growing bodies and brains the best way possible – with real whole foods and well-balance healthy snacks like HEROFUEL.
My role is to provide nutritional writing and advice to Team Hero. I’m actually more excited about how nutrition plays a role off the mat/field or out of the gym. What can transpire for you child in every area of their life plays a big role in what “light’s me up!” – as Diane Sanfilippo often asks her fans (What lights you up?) and then she says….”Do that!” I’m doing what “light’s me up” – sharing the word about how real whole food plays a significant difference in every aspect of your child’s life. My links to purchase Herofuel are to Amazon where I have an affiliate account. I get a very small affiliate income from Amazon, which helps support my work. Additionally, when participants that sign up for The 21-Day Sugar Detox via my affiliate link, I earn a small commission. I only promote what I truly believe in.
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