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7 Essential Foods For Runners

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Runners need lots of energy and endurance to reach their destinations. Body building needs strength whereas running demands stamina and endurance.

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Both of these activities may need protein but runners need something else to fuel their activity for long durations. They need foods that make them stretch their limits and cross their endurance thresholds.

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So, what should runners eat? What kind of foods can act like a fuel? Well, here are some foods that can help runners reach their goals.


Oat Meal

Oat meal has protein, complex carbs and fibre in it. It can keep energy levels stable and runners need exactly that. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals.



Kale provides Vitamins, Calcium and iron. It also protects a runner's body from inflammation.



Cherries help in speeding up of the recovery process in runners. Drinking the juice of cherries could help.



They contain vitamins and potassium too. They are good for digestion and help your body regain the lost electrolytes after a session of long distance running.



Milk offers protein and carbs to a runner. Drinking a glass of milk soon after a workout is the best way to supply energy to your muscles.


Sweet Potato

Runners need to eat sweet potatoes as they lower blood pressure and also contribute lots of vitamins and minerals. Copper, manganese, iron and potassium are some of the minerals that sweet potatoes give.



They offer vitamins, anti-oxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. They have anti-inflammatory properties and they also lower cholesterol.

Story first published: Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:15 [IST]
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