Gone are the days when dieting was dull… because now you can improve your training and nutrition by including this new class of foods into your daily routine.
Retaining all their natural benefits, functional foods are one step ahead of the competition.
They are fortified with additional vitamins, minerals and whole ingredients with the purpose of improving your performance, health and physique.
Although the food industry has a history of mixing unhelpful substances into your meals to aid taste, demand and shelf life, these are often not conducive to achieving your goal physique.
Take the example of junk food which can tamper with your DNA.
A study conducted by the University of Bonn found fast food prompts a physiological response in your body that mimics a bacterial infection.
A new kind of supplement
On the other side of the spectrum, functional foods are supplemented with ingredients that provide you with essential nutrients to aid performance.
This is what makes them functional – they help you perform better, improve your movement patterns and make your time in the gym more productive.
The knock-on effect of this is a strong, healthy physique that looks the business because your body responds best to real food.
Though liquid and capsule nutrition are still effective, your appetite and satiety are largely regulated by chewing.
Opting for real, functional foods endowed with all the ingredients you need to perform is a proven way of building hardcore muscle.
Each product in the Sinister Labs range takes your smoothies, pancakes, baked goods and yogurts to the next level.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth and an appetite that need to be catered for, Sinister Labs has your back.
Breakfast – the most important meal of the day. While a cliché, it still rings true. Data from The Physiological Society shows a regular breakfast directly aids fat metabolism and increases the amount of glucose that your fat cells take up.
The impulse to start the day right has never been greater, and there is no better way of fuelling up for the day ahead than with a big stack of protein pancakes.
First off, using peanut butter is essential as it’s widely regarded as one of the nest food sources of fat available.
Not only is fat a slow-release energy source, but it assists in the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
Nut butters boast a generous serving of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are less likely to trouble with you with vascular problems.
Sinister Labs Panic Pancake Mix provides a solid serving of protein per serving to kick your working muscles into gear.
The whey isolate that forms this protein pancake mix is a rapidly digesting form that goes straight to your cells – vital when you’re on-the-go or have an early morning workout booked in.
Arguably the nest example of a functional food, Panic Pancakes do not contain artificial flavors, preservatives or added sugars – a common trait to crop up in junk food.
Rest assured that you won’t suffer a crash halfway throughout your day. Panic Pancake Mix is also fortified with fiber, aiding a healthy digestive tract and ensuring all the protein you consume is being shuttled exactly where you need it to be: muscle cells.
Peanut butter with a kick
The goodness does not end there, though. Sinister Labs Angry Mills Peanut Butter is the very first nut spread in the industry to contain caffeine.
Caffeine is one of the most studied, researched and effective food supplements in existence. It’s an ergogenic aid, meaning that it gives you an edge from both a mental and physical perspective when training.
For increased focus, Goldsmiths University of London discovered 150mg caffeine (around two servings of Angry Mills Peanut Butter) results in increased performance on memory tests.
In a physical context, caffeine works by lowering your perceived rate of exertion – how hard your training appears to be. Add more plates to your bench by adding more Angry Mills to your plate!
More reps and more PBs are on the menu. Angry Mills Peanut Butter is also boosted by the addition of 10g of protein per serving. Protein is comprised of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), which assist in the growth and repair of muscle tissue.
You can try it in powder or pre-mixed spread, and in three awesome flavors: Chocolate Chaos, Hell’a Honey and Vicious Vanilla.
The best bar
Don’t get caught short when time is against you with the Sinister Labs SINFIT Protein Crunch Bar. On-the-go nutrition is becoming increasingly important in the 21st century.
Many opt for cheat meals and fast food when the going gets tough – but SINFIT offers a tasty, nutritious take on a sweet treat.
Recent research in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition shows each meal or snack you eat should contain 0.4g of protein per kilo of bodyweight. If you weigh in at 80kg, that amounts to around 30-32g.
Thankfully, each SINFIT bar packs a muscle-building punch with 30g of protein. Most bars on the market are either much lower in protein, or topped up with cheap fillers like extra sugar.
Soft baked and double layered, the SINFIT Crunch Bar can be found in Chocolate, Cinnamon and Peanut Butter flavors that work wonders for your palate and physique.
For the full library of these cutting-edge, functional foods visit Sinister Labs