Why We Think Quarterbacks Should Make Peanuts Their Favorite Snack
As football’s biggest game approaches, folks across the country are preparing for tailgates, watch parties and what’s sure to be a jaw-dropping face off between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. This year’s championship game promises to be even more exciting with renowned quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts leading their teams.
Athletes like these work year-round to achieve the fitness goals necessary to become champions. Yet, an award-winning gym and game plan can only go so far. Nutrition is critical to fitness; it gives players the tools and the drive to perform at a championship caliber. At Hampton Farms, we know that peanuts are an important part of a nutritious diet. They can play an integral role in making sure that quarterbacks like Patrick and Jalen perform like MVPs. Below, we’ve put together a list of reasons that quarterbacks should make peanuts a staple when it comes to perfecting their snacking game.
A Nutritiously Sound Plant
If you’re a quarterback in a professional league, chances are you don’t eat junk food regularly. Rich in flavor and nutritional value, there’s nothing that the peanut cannot offer an athlete. Regarding nutrition, the classic peanut is as healthy as can be. Peanuts are a superfood that pack an abundance of protein, healthy fats and fiber, all of which help quarterbacks stay in tip-top shape year-round.
Helping with Performance
Quarterbacks require a lot of energy to remain in peak condition. Muscles need carbohydrates and fat as fuel for rigorous physical activity. Additionally, whatever fuels their activity must be light enough not to weigh them down during a game or workout. Peanuts provide the perfect ratio of calories to healthy fats and carbs, which nourishes and energizes quarterbacks while simultaneously keeping them explosive.
Staying Focused (and Fuller) for Longer
Although we differ in athletic capabilities, there’s one thing quarterbacks and the rest of us have in common: we are not at our best if we are hungry. Peanuts are proven to have a high satiety value due to their protein and fiber content. This means that quarterbacks playing or working out for long hours can depend on peanuts to deliver a feeling of fullness for longer periods of time, so they can focus on scoring big in both the gym and on the field.
Hampton Farms has been the leading supplier of the freshest, best quality peanuts from seed to shelf since 1917. Our business is family-owned and operated, and we are committed to producing the finest nut-based snacks and services with integrity, honesty and the pride of American farmers. If you're looking for a locally grown, nutritious and delicious snack, purchase some Hampton Farms nuts today!