Whether you’re preparing for the FIFA World Cup™, pulling on the yellow jersey of the Tour de France, or tying up your trainers for a run after work, the right fuel is the only way to reach your fitness and sporting goals.

You can try out a range of supplements to power your progress and repair your body, but there is a more natural alternative - it’s called Parmigiano Reggiano. Otherwise known as ‘Parmesan’, this semi-fat cheese provides nutritional support with zero additives.

The ageing process of Parmigiano Reggiano releases high levels of free amino acids from the casein in milk, giving you the 33g of the protein (of which 7.7g are free amino acids) that your muscles need to grow and repair after exercise. In addition, just a handful (35g) provides 50% of your RDA of calcium – a fundamental mineral required for energy regulation and bone density.

Parmigiano Reggiano is a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) product. This mark ensures that Parmigiano Reggiano cheese can only be produced in designated areas of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna to the west of the Reno River and Mantua to the east of the Po River. The areas, natural feed and high quality milk are what make the rich, delicious and uniquely nutritious cheese, still produced today as it was nine centuries ago.

The minimum maturation time for Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is 12 months, but only when it reaches approximately 24 months of age, is it at its best. This ageing process improves the nutritional values, taste of the cheese and digestibility - feeding your fitness and boosting your performance.

NUTRITIONAL CHARACTERISTICS
100 grams of aged Parmigiano Reggiano contain:

WATER
30.8g
TOTAL PROTEINS
33.0g
FAT
28.4g
ENERGY VALUE
392Kcal
SODIUM CHLORIDE
1.39g
CALCIUM
1160 mg
PHOSPHORUS
680 mg
SODIUM
650 mg
POTASSIUM
100 mg
MAGNESIUM
43 mg
ZINC
4 mg
VITAMIN A
270 mcg
VITAMIN B1
34 mcg
VITAMIN B2
370 mcg
VITAMIN B6
110 mcg
VITAMIN B12
4.2 mcg
VITAMIN PP
55 mcg
PANTOTHENIC ACID
320 mcg
CHOLINE
40 mg
BIOTIN
23 mcg

Look out for the Parmigiano Reggiano feature on Men's Health Online during July 2014!
                     
For more information on Parmigiano Reggiano, please visit www.parmigianoreggiano.com.

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