Last week I started the Dannon Activia Fourteen Day Challenge. I am eating Activia everyday for two weeks to see how I like it. So far, so good! I found that I love, love, love the raspberry flavor and the strawberry is pretty tasty too. I also found that Activia is a nice snack at anytime. For example, I have been taking it to work with me for a mid-morning snack, and I have eaten a cup in the evening when I found myself suddenly hungry. I figure it is a better choice than my previous choice of ice cream. Mostly though, I like it as a post exercise snack.
I am a runner and for optimal recovery, it is recommended that runners eat a light snack within 15 minutes after running that is around a 3/1 or 4/1 carbohydrate to protein ratio. A cup of Dannon Activia averages around 13 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams of protein, so it fits quite well into my running routine. But that trick isn’t just for runners. Eating a snack with that ration of carbs to protein is recommended after any type of exercise to help the muscles refuel, rebuild, and recover. It is low in calories too, so if you are watching your weight it is a good choice. Finally, Activia has active probiotic cultures that help maintain digestive health.
Dannon Activia is currently running their fourteen day challenge where you can try Activia for two weeks and, if your don’t love it, you can be reimbursed for the cost of the yogurt. For more info on that or on Activia in general click the logo above.
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