Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Runner Food

I read THIS awesome article from Fitness Magazine. It's all about great foods for runners. I'll sum up:

1. Small bagel with peanut butter. This is the perfect thing to eat in the morning before a run. Great energy and staying power in here!

2. Bananas! These babies are a great source of potassium which helps regulate blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke.

3. Berries. Berries are super yummy but in addition the have potassium and vitamin C which helps your body repair itself!! Feed those muscles people!

4. Broccoli. This green tree is a powerhouse!! Loaded with vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and phytochemicals! All of which are huge for peak performance and health!

5. Yogurt {they list low fat but this is one I don't skimp on}. Yogurt is loaded with Calcium AND protein!! Great for bone density and muscle food!!

6. Lean Beef. High in protein and iron! Did you know that an iron deficiency can lead to fatigue? Yep. Just another reason I love Beef... after all... Beef, it's what's for dinner!

7. Wild Salmon. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids. Great for your heart, inflammation, and helps ward off disease!

So there you have it! 7 foods that are great not just for runners but for fitness enthusiasts alike!!


ashley said...

I love this! I may stumble back and use it in 2 weeks on my blog, I am all set up for about a week and a half, but after that- I will let you know ;)

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