Milling Grains to Fuel Your Performance

 

The Colorado Rapids are excited to announce the Corners to Curb Hunger Program presented by Ardent Mills which started in the 2015 season. For every Rapids corner kick, Ardent Mills will donate 500 meals to Food Bank of the Rockies. So far in the 2016 season, Rapids have had 131 corner kicks. Already, Ardent Mills has donated 65,500 meals to curb hunger.

Headquartered here in Denver, Ardent Mills is the premier flour-milling and ingredient company whose vision is to be the trusted partner in nurturing its customers, consumers and communities through innovative and nutritious grain-based solutions. 

To learn more about Ardent Mills and Food Bank of the Rockies visit their websites at Ardent Mills and Food Bank of the Rockies.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Jen Edwards.


Goodness of Grain

Whole grains have been a staple of the human diet for thousands of years and for good reason. Whole grains are a great source of carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients. In short, they provide a powerful fuel to boost physical performance whether you are an elite athlete or a child or adult with an active lifestyle. Whole grains have also been shown to have many health benefits -- reducing risks for stroke, type 2 diabetes and heart disease plus better weight maintenance. Most Americans don't get enough whole grains in their diet compared to recommended requirements. Ardent Mills is working to change the game by having the broadest portfolio of whole grains, in addition to traditional and organic flours.

Source: Whole Grains Counsel


Fuel your Performance

“Whole grains are a fantastic addition to my diet as a professional triathlete and registered dietitian. Adding whole grains is ideal for athletes like me because they naturally contain fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to combat oxidative stress and stabilize blood sugar. Keeping my body functioning at a high level is paramount, and whole grains help meet my energy demands of training while providing essential nutrients needed for performance and recovery!”

Kim Schwabenbauer, RD, CSSD, LDN--Professional Triathlete--May 11, 2015