Athletes are increasingly joining Team Quorn. The latest to sign up is Great British cyclist Peter Kennaugh who uses Quorn as part of his training regime.
Athletes enjoy products like Quorn Meatless and Soy Free Grounds as they not only help to make delicious meals, but they are also high in protein which contributes to the growth in and maintenance of muscle mass, while also being high in fiber and low in saturated fat. This is helped by the main ingredient in Quorn Mince, Mycoprotein™ which is a sustainable protein source.
Kennaugh said: “Food and a well-balanced diet is the foundation of everything we do. In terms of your training and weight control, it’s key…..If you’re dieting too much, you won’t have the energy to do training, and as a cyclist a lot of the food needs to contain good protein* for muscle recovery and hard training sessions.”
“A lot of the training we do these days is all about making your body efficient so that you can almost run just off proteins.”
FUEL FOR WINNING
The Manx-born cyclist has entered many races and competitions over the years. After training hard and eating a balanced diet he has become a medal winner.
“I think the older you get, the more you work out your body, how it works and what affects you the best. I’m finally starting to realise what I need,” he said.
“Protein is really key to my success. I quite like to eat Quorn in the season when I’m trying to be really strict on a diet and what calories I’m taking in. Quorn’s great because it’s got just as much protein as some red meats and chicken yet the calorie content is so low. So you can afford to eat a lot more of it so I feel much more satisfied and full after the meal.”
EATING ON THE GO
Kennaugh has an incredibly tough training regime which allows him to perform at his best on his bike. And that means he doesn’t necessarily have much time to prepare healthy, fulfilling meals.
“On a typical training day I get up at around 7 o’clock and I go in and do my core exercises and stretches. Then, I get out on my bike. A hard day could be anything from five to seven hours.
“What I love about Quorn* is, especially when you’re training hard, you just throw it in a pan and in ten minutes it’s done. Broccoli, onion, garlic and a few spices – that’s it. So for me, it’s great because you’re getting your nutrients in you that you naturally need. It’s really efficient and effective.”
Check out a full video of Peter joining Team Quorn on the Quorn UK YouTube Channel.
Any Quorn products that you try could help you make a delicious, nutritional meal for you and your family to enjoy. For the best results, be sure to follow the instructions on the packaging and feel free to experiment with our recipes to your own tastes. Our forward-thinking team of chefs are developing even more hearty meals for you to enjoy.
*Quorn Mince is a nutritionally healthy protein source. Protein contributes to the growth in and maintenance of muscle mass.