The Navarre company is the official supplier of the cycling team
Madrid, July 1, 2016.
The Movistar Team is just one day away from embarking on its search for # SueñoAmarillo. INNOLIVA, as official supplier of the team, recalls the importance of high-performance sports nutrition and exposes some of the qualities of the product that will be present at the runners’ table: Extra Virgin Olive Oil (AOVE).
The follow-up of an appropriate diet, both in terms of quality and quantity, is one of the basic principles that any athlete must follow, for which it is essential to optimize performance to the maximum. Cycling, in particular, is a sport that requires great physical effort, which must also be prolonged. For this reason, the feeding of these must be balanced and exercise control over energy expenditure.
The Food and Health Guide of the Faculty of Sciences, Nutrition and Dietetics of the UNED describes lipids as «the best fuel in long-term tests» and points to «oil star» as the oil. In this sense, he points out that, when consuming fats, it is recommended that they be of «quality», coming, for example, from olive oil.
Specialists in sports nutrition and natural dietetics defend the Mediterranean Diet as one of the healthiest and most nutritious of all gastronomic options, also placing olive oil in a preferential place.
Liquid gold is, therefore, a great ally for elite athletes, both for their nutritional values and for their already more than confirmed health benefits. Thanks to olive juice we can prevent cardiovascular diseases, various types of cancer and even Parkinson’s or diabetes, it has antioxidant properties, improves the circulatory system, visual capacity and helps control cholesterol levels. In addition, its most exquisite version, the EVOO, can act as an excellent anti-inflammatory, alleviating swelling and pain derived from sports practice.
Tomorrow, July 2, the 103rd edition of the Tour de France starts at Mont-Saint-Michel, where the Movistar Team, led by Nairo Quintana, will look for his # SueñoAmarillo. The team arrives at the gala event with the best numbers in its history and is not willing to lower the bar.
INNOLIVA, as the official supplier of the cycling team, will ensure that the blue team does not lack EVOO of superior quality in any of its meals, supplying all the necessary product so that the riders go out on the road with their batteries charged. In 2015, the cycling team consumed about 600 liters of INNOLIVA oil.
The company, which has its head office in Pamplona (Spain), owns more than 5,000 hectares of irrigated olive groves, located in Spain and Portugal, where the Mediterranean climate gives the olive tree the ideal environment for the development and maturation of the fruit; and it favors the obtaining of Extra Virgin Olive Oils with excellent sensory qualities.
With its production system, they guarantee the integral traceability of the entire process: from the olive tree to the final customer.
They make their Extra Virgin Olive Oil cold in the shortest time possible from the entrance of the olive in the oil mill. And they take care of the oil already produced to maintain their excellent sensory and healthy qualities as long as possible.