Pak Cik Kiah is an active person. Thrice weekly, he will be out running in his neighbourhood (pre-MCO, of course) for about an hour each time. However, due to the sudden partial lockdown announcement by Malaysia’s government, it took a blow to all outdoor exercise enthusiasts, with Pak Cik Kiah included.
He was already conscious about his food intake (unlike most of us during MCO), and is fully aware about the existence of superfoods. But practically, he does face some problems: expensive, difficult to find in local supermarkets, and is hard to prepare for consumption.
In a recent survey by ToughASIA in collaboration with JoyMix Enterprise to understand local runners’ food and nutrition consumption, a staggering 46% respondents relied on carbohydrate foods like rice and bread as their general nutritional supplement. This is followed by Vitamin C supplements (38.1%), electrolytes drink (36.7%), chia seeds (36.1%) and protein shake (35.4%) as their general supplement.
What was more shocking was that 21.8% of the respondents do not consume any specific nutrition. As a runner, this is a huge mistake because post-recovery is very important to improve performance in the long run.
Moreover, while superfoods are good, they work best when consumed for their intended purposes. Therefore, JoyMix Enterprise, a company that distributes health superfood targeted for athletes, has the perfect solution by making them affordable, highly accessible and easy to prepare just for you. Needless to say, they are also ISO 22000 compliant, HACCP and HALAL certified.
1) JOYMIX Red Beetroot Concentrated Powder
JOYMIX red beetroot power is rich in nutrients while being low in calories. Each serving of 6g packs just 4.5KJ of energy which is a little more than one calorie (1 Calorie = 4.184KJ). It is low in carbs and fats as well making it suitable for people who like to be in charge of their health.
The JOYMIX beetroot powder contains good amounts of Vitamin A and C and has vitamins B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin) in small quantities. Vitamins are important for keeping muscles and tissues in the body healthy, reducing inflammation and promoting immunity.
It also has various minerals including calcium that promotes bone health, sodium and kalium (potassium) which help in balancing electrolytes and retaining water and magnesium which assists the body in fighting against various diseases.
JOYMIX red beetroot concentrated powder is a great health drink that can substitute other electrolyte sports drinks containing high amounts of sugar.
2) JOYMIX Chia Seeds
JOYMIX chia seeds contains a large content of omega-3 fatty acids: 63% of the total fat. In addition to its extremely high Omega-3 content, chia seeds have other components that make it most attractive for human nutrition: antioxidant, dietary fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Chia seeds are a natural product with no bad cholesterol, sodium toxic or allergic substances; it is gluten-free and has a very pleasant taste. It is suitable for vegetarians.
Moreover, chia seeds offer runners a healthy fuel for stamina and endurance, as well as anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties. You may want to consider adding chia seeds into your salads, fruit juices, overnight oats or even into your tea or water bottle for regular consumption.
Now it seems like Pak Cik Kiah has no excuses to miss good nutrition for his workouts. He has halal superfood options in JOYMIX’s Red Beetroot Concentrated Powder and Chia Seeds that are nutritious, delicious and easy to prepare. And for a limited period, with purchases RM50 and above, you will be entitled to a FREE 50ml hand sanitiser too.