Essential Foods for Runners

If you are a runner, eating the right foods is very important. Your body needs the right fuel to give you the required energy to run your races. Though each nutritionist might give you a different list of foods to eat from, there are still a few foods that will overlap. As a general rule of thumb, you should eat foods rich in vitamins, nutrients, healthy fats and antioxidants. Here are a couple of suggestions you can use.

Martin FolseWild Salmon

If you are a looking for food that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, the Wild Salmon should be your choice of protein. Omega-3 fatty acids are important for creating elastic blood vessels and enhancing the nervous system. According to a study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, fish oil supplementation helps increase heart stroke volume and cardiac output during low-to-moderate intensity exercise workouts.

Cherries

Cherries are very rich in antioxidants and contain large concentrations of a particular antioxidant called “anthocyanin”. Antioxidants have a variety of health benefits that range from preventing cancerous growths to maintaining healthy blood vessels. One research found that by including cherry juice to the diet of rowers in a competition, considerably reduced the amount of muscle soreness and strength loss they experienced after a strength test.

Kale

Kale is part of the cabbage family and is rich in vitamins A, B6, C, and K, including calcium and iron. It is one of the most antioxidant-rich vegetables and is very useful in reducing low-grade inflammation associated with exercises.

Martin Folse is a talented individual who has been in the media industry for several years. He believes eating right and exercising is important for the body.

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