The Runner’s Diet

No matter how hard a runner trains, if he or she does not have a well-balanced diet, there is no way she will be able to reach her full potential. A runner’s diet must be well-balanced with plenty of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. The following is a list of articles about the optimal runner’s diet.

  • Vitamins
    In this section you’ll find a list of important vitamins and how to ensure that you are getting enough of them.
  • Minerals
    A runner’s diet must include plenty of minerals. Here you’ll find a list of important minerals and the best sources for them.
  • Carbohyrates
    In this section you’ll find what carbohydrates are, what they do in a runner’s diet, and how to do the important “carbo-loading” before a race.
  • Protein
    Protein is very important to include a runner’s diet in order to build muscle and recover from a hard workout. Here you’ll find info about the positive aspects of protein and what food are the best sources for it.
  • Fats
    Here you’ll find the positive and negative aspects of fat in a runner’s diet. If you think that eating fat is bad entirely bad for running, be sure to take a look at this section.
  • Water
    In this section you’ll discover how important it is to keep yourself hydrated.