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Daily Food For Runners & Athletes

Because carbohydrates are the primary fuel source for active muscles, athletes need to consume them on a daily basis.

Carbohydrate-rich foods include: –

  1. Fruits
  2. vegetables (potatoes and beans),
  3. Grains,
  4. Breads,
  5. cereals and some dairy products (milk and yogurt).

In general, the best diet for an athlete is one that contains a variety of foods from each of the major food groups—this will help ensure that your diet is made up of nutrient-rich foods.

Approximately 55-60% of total calories should come from carbohydrates. Athletes need to consume carbohydrates before, during and after exercise to provide fuel for the body and support overall health.

Simple Sources of Sodium Chloride & Potassium

These minerals are common in food. Sodium chloride is table salt, and both sodium and chloride are found in many, if not most, foods. Potassium is found in a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, legumes, and nuts.
Eating a nutritious balanced diet should give your body essential minerals of sodium and chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium.

Sodium chloride, potassium are electrolytes which are important for proper functioning of muscles.

How the body loses this minerals

Sportsmen & women, runners, athletes lose these minerals mainly through sweat.

Chicago Marathon Places Still Open

Many runners who want to run the Chicago marathon may think it’s too late, but the good news is they can still sign up and help a great cause at the same time.

The American Cancer Society Charity Runner program has coveted spots available for the sold-out 2009 Chicago Marathon and is seeking dedicated athletes to race for the fight against cancer.

Visit: www.charityrunner.org to register for the 2009 Chicago Marathon and learn more about the Charity Runner team.

Additionally, to get daily health and running tips you may consider connecting with the fellow runners on: –
?    Twitter.com/ACS_ChiRunner
?    Facebook.com
?    YouTube.com

One running tip from runners world.

“As you build your mileage base in the first month, make sure you’re getting a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, protein, and whole grains; eliminate most of the junk.” – Runner’s World