10 Essential Foods For Runners

Are you eating the foods you should be for energy, recovery, and fitness?

Suppose you could only stock your kitchen with 10 foods. As a runner, which foods should you choose?

If you asked a dozen sports nutritionists to answer this question, you would almost certainly get a dozen different lists. But they would have some overlap, and share general similarities despite their specific differences. All of them would contain vegetables and fruits rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, as well as lean protein sources, good sources of healthy fats, and of course foods packed with the quality carbohydrates your muscles need to fuel workouts.

Here’s my list of the 10 best foods for runners.

Wild salmon
Wild salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are sorely deficient in the average American’s diet. Photo: www.shutterstock.com
Cherries
Kale
Skim Milk
Bananas
Soy
Old-fashioned oatmeal
Green Tea
Tomatoes
Whole-Wheat Pasta

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