ROASTED BEETROOT AND SARDINES ON SOURDOUGH
Simple. Nutritious. Delicious. Sardines are not everyone’s cup of tea but they sure do pack a good nutrition punch. This is a great breakfast alternative for those that like to get a bit adventurous with their food in the morning or a no-fuss dinner option. This recipe is ticking all the boxes, including the taste buds.
WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT THEM?
Sardines are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D, among others. Omega 3 fatty acids can help with recovery from exercise through their anti-inflammatory effect in the body, as well as supporting a healthy immune system (flu season is coming). Very few foods contain vitamin D and sardines are one that does. Vitamin D plays a role in maintaining a healthy immune system and muscle strength. Sardines are great addition to support healthy, active bodies. Beetroots are great source of nitrates which our body converts to nitric oxide (NO). NO has several roles in the body but most importantly acts as a vasodilator, opening blood vessels and allowing more blood and oxygen to be delivered to muscles. Nitrate may also reduce the energy cost of exercise and positively affect muscle contraction. This also has many benefits for health outside of sport performance. We can dramatically increase NO availability within our body by eating nitrate rich foods. Spinach and celery are also good sources. More reasons to eat your veggies; you will go faster on your bike Sourdough bread provides the fuel and vitamins and minerals to feed your muscles, brain and keep your digestive system in good health.
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