Oh, hello again. Don’t mind us… we’re just jamming to this #GIRLHERO Spotify mix we cued up to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
Look, you don’t need us to tell you that from 23-time Grand Slam singles champ Serena Williams 🎾 to Sarah Thomas, the first female ref ever to officiate an NFL game 🏈, women are kicking you know what and taking names in the world of professional sports.
That’s why we’re so pumped to give a shout out to the girls across the country who are leaving it all on the field, court, and ice every day.
In the words of Queen Bey, “Who run the world?” Girls.
“But Edoughble,” we hear you wondering out loud, “what does the world’s finest cookie dough have to do with exceptionally sporty ladies?”
Well, we’re proud to include many naturally athletic-performance enhancing foods in our doughs. And, while no one’s advocating that you should take down a pint of Milk n’ Cookies before a season-defining track meet, a couple of post-performance scoops can give your body and brain some good old-fashioned, muscle-recovering TLC. Not to mention your taste buds!
Here, let us show you what we mean.
Natural peanut butter
Whether you’re a creamy, chunky or an “I don’t care just give me the jar” peanut butter person, we’re happy to tell you that this spreadable staple belongs on your shelf. Loaded with protein, fiber (who knew?), and healthy fat, a scoop or two of peanut butter can help keep your blood sugar stable so you can power through that late afternoon practice.
Since peanut butter is high in magnesium, it can also help regulate your body temperature, maintain a healthy nervous system, and rid your body of toxins. So Peanut Butta Cup? You just earned a spot in our post-game round up. Congrats!
Did you know that dark chocolate is one of the most antioxidant rich foods on earth? Happy dance!
If that weren’t enough, dark chocolate is also loaded with minerals, soluble fiber, and the compounds in the cocoa may even mildly improve your blood pressure. Can it make omelets too? I mean, come on!
But seriously, based on some recent research, it seems dark chocolate may even boost athletic performance due to its ability to increase nitric oxide. Go, dark chocolate, go! Oh, and Chocolate Chip off the Old Block? You’re coming with us.
Even nutritionists agree that a bit of sugar, like the fructose that naturally occurs in apples and applesauce, can be helpful when it comes to high intensity exercise. That’s why, when coupled with its fiber content and vitamin C game, applesauce gets a thumbs up.
In fact, before the Summer Olympic games in Beijing, 6000 tubes of applesauce we distributed among the athletes as they boarded their flights. You don’t get much sportier than Olympians! So, let’s hear it for applesauce, athletic performance enhancer and star ingredient in Snicker-Dude (and all our other doughs for that matter!)
So, ladies, go on and keep shaking up the world of sports. Keep working hard, eating right, and reaching for those stars. We’re loving watching you fly. 🌠