TORQ Nutrition

Having entered a online competition to suggest a possible ‘new flavour’ for TORQ’s Gel range, I became a runner up and awarded with a selection of their nutritional goodies! 🙂
My suggested flavour – Blackcurrant and Mint. This was due to blackcurrant being one of the more more nutritious fruits, containing the highest levels of health-boosting antioxidants – natural compounds credited with the ability to stave off a range of illnesses from heart disease to cancer. Mint was originally used as a medicinal herb to treat stomach ache and chest pains,  and it is commonly used in the form of tea as a home remedy to help alleviate stomach pain. The aroma of mint activates the salivary glands in our mouth as well as glands which secrete digestive enzymes, thereby facilitating digestion. These attributes are why mint is extensively used in the culinary arts. Much of the western world includes mint as a part of appetizers or as an element of palate cleansers, to be eaten before the main course so the food will digest comfortably. Nausea & Headache: Again, the strong and refreshing aroma of mint is a quick and effective remedy for nausea. Even just the smell of mint oil or freshly crushed mint leaves or the use of any product with mint flavor, and your stomach issues will be alleviated. In fact, many people keep menthol oil or mint-flavored products with them at all time to avoid nausea. This is ALWAYS a bonus for the long distance endurance athlete, that’s looking for palatable nutrition that supports as well as pleases. – oh, and they just taste GREAT! 😉

Thanks again TORQ! 🙂



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