08 June 2015

Irish Daily Mirror ‘Get Ireland Fit’ Campaign – Week 5

I’m talking about the importance of magnesium and sharing a recipe for my ‘Raw Vanilla Chocolate Protein Bites‘ in the Irish Daily Mirror today for week five of the ‘Get Ireland Fit’ campaign.

If you’re stepping up your training now as the race day gets closer your muscles might be feeling the strain; a nutrient that can help with this is magnesium. Magnesium is essential in muscle contraction and relaxation and is also a key mineral in the body’s energy production so it is important that athletes get sufficient magnesium from their diets. Pumpkin seeds are a great natural source of magnesium. 
These ‘Raw Vanilla Chocolate Protein Bites‘ are guilt free sweet treats and have lots of pumpkin seeds so they provide magnesium as well as protein, zinc, fibre, iron and lots of vitamins and antioxidants. They are perfect for after training or for an energy boost a couple of hours before. They are also a delicious healthy alternative to processed treats for anyone with a sweet tooth or chocolate cravings!

Read the full article here.