The Best Real Foods for Runners

6 Jan

My Real Food Family

I’ve been eating a mostly clean diet for several months and have felt considerably better and healthier.  As a distance runner, I have been looking at ways to further clean up my diet and hopefully improve my running performance.  While these foods are excellent choices for anyone to eat as part of a healthy, real food diet, they each offer nutrients that are especially useful for runners.

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Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of carbohydrates.  They are loaded with beta-carotene and potassium to promote recovery.  Sweet potatoes also contain manganese which has been shown to improve performance.

Eggs

Eggs are a great source of protein and contain amino acids that help to rebuild muscles.  Hard-boiled eggs are a convenient way to take eggs on the go.

Black beans

Black beans provide an ideal blend of fiber-rich carbohydrates, protein, and antioxidants that help fuel your run and promote recovery.

Salmon

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