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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Good Morning, Larabar...

Had a truncated breakfast this AM, en route to work. 
Alas, I have discovered my true love Larabar flavor... Key Lime Pie!
Delicious tangy lime, toasted coconut and roasted almond flavors. A little crunch, and an overall dense texture. Yummy and perfect!
I won't go too far into analytics... this bar has 10g fat (3.5 saturated, 4g monounsaturated, 1.5g polyunsaturated) and 200 calories. Good for a quick meal on the go.
Just 4g of protein and 4g of fiber... so I will need some lean protein for a snack in a couple hours. 
And going with the typical Larabar trend... this bar is a great source of Copper. 20% of your daily value. Lol!
Here are some stats from Nurtros.com about Copper and its nutritional value:
Copper Essential Micronutrient

Summary

Necessary for energy and respiratory function, copper also supports the formation of bone, collagen, red blood cells, healthy nerves and joints, hair and skin coloring, plus many enzymatic functions of the human body. It's seldom supplemented by itself as most people get enough from a multivitamin/mineral.

Where to find Copper

Copper can be found in oysters, liver, nuts, legumes, and grains.

Popup: Foods highest in Copper

Daily Value

The Daily Value for Copper is 2 mg.

Why athletes use Copper

As copper is lost through sweat and is necessary for the health of all connective tissues, active people might want to make sure it's included in their multivitamin/mineral supplement to counteract possible deficiencies.

Ways that Copper can enhance Muscle Gain & Recovery:

  • Ensure the health of collagen and elastin, which are necessary for bone and connective-tissue formation
  • Alleviate pain of arthritis by supporting anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions in the body

Ways that Copper can enhance Energy & Endurance:

  • Support respiratory function by aiding the utilization of iron
  • Necessary for optimal energy levels, supporting iron utilization and ATP production

There you have it!

My on-the-go breakfast from yesterday - one slice of Sargento Chipotle Cheddar cheese and Kashi Heart-to-Heart whole grain crackers. About 10g fat, 200 cal, 4g fiber and 8g protein. Kept me full for a few hours.

What is your favorite on-the-go breakfast?

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