Healthy Eating for Runners - Well Guides
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Food powers your runs. The right kind of fuel will help your run strong, while the wrong fuel can hold you back.
Muscle cells have two primary sources of fuel: sugar and fat.
Aspects about nutrition to consider are:
If you are starting to train for a long-distance race, there are tips that can guide your eating habits.
The combination of sugar and salt is essential as the glucose accelerates the body's uptake of the solution, increasing rehydration.
Mix all the ingredients, pour into water bottles and keep chilled until ready to use.
1/3 cup dried blueberries
2/3 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup dried cherries
3/4 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
2 teaspoons honey
1/8 teaspoon salt (omit if using salted peanut butter)
Put dried fruit and boiling water in a blender. Let it soak for half an hour. Add remaining ingredients and blend smooth. Cool and place in a reusable gel flask.
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