Dave Scott (The Man) is for many the fittest athlete ever. Dave walked on bananas, dates, figs and water. He won the Hawaii Ironman 6 times and the Japan Ironman twice. Each time cycle 180 km, run 42 km and swim 3.9 km.
Cliff Young the national hero of Australia. At the age of 61, he ran 875 km in 5 days, breaking the world record between Sydney and Melbourne in 2 days. His secret? As a vegetarian he lived on fruits, vegetables and grains. During his 875 km long run, dates were the lifesaver .
Jay Helgerson, was the first athlete to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks. All within 3 hours. All with the help of dates .
Dates are perfect for athletes to maintain your glycogen stock
Dates help runners release carbohydrates for a long time while running and replenish glycogen in the body. Dates help replenish the electrolytes such as potassium lost during your run. Date products help prevent cramps after a run because of their richness in potassium. Date products contain almost 2 more potassium than bananas.
Two healthy ideas with dates for your workout:
Make a date shake from 50 grams of date products (choose date sugar , date paste or date syrup ), a little cinnamon, 100 ml water or vegetable milk and ice cubes. Shake well and you have a shake full of healthy energy.
Make your own healthy energy bar from dates. You make a date bar by mixing 75 grams of date paste with dried fruit. Place this mixture in a container and let it set in the refrigerator for a few hours.
Your glycogen stock is always supplemented with date products
Date products such as date sugar , syrup and pasta contain a lot of healthy energy. Date sugar contains 383 kcal per 100 grams, date syrup contains 301 kcal per 100 grams and date paste contains 316 kcal per 100 grams. That is less than a donut (372 kcal), almonds (609 kcal), whole wheat rusk (389 kcl), toasted bread (370 kcal), hard goat cheese (400 kcal) or macadamia nuts (733 kcl). That’s more than fresh fruits and vegetables.
Are you regularly tired?
If you regularly feel tired, eat date products such as dates, sugar, syrup and pasta. The ingredients of these date products are the same (100% organic dates), which makes all these products equally healthy.