background preloader

Runner's food

Facebook Twitter

20 Super Foods You Need to Build Muscle & Lose Fat. To build muscle & lose fat, you need a variety of proteins, veggies, fruits, carbs, and healthy fats.

20 Super Foods You Need to Build Muscle & Lose Fat

Eating protein helps building & maintaining muscle. But it also helps fat loss: protein has a higher thermic effect than carbs/fats. Eating fats also helps fat loss: your body holds fat if you don’t eat fats. Fruits & veggies contain vitamins & minerals, necessary for recovery from your workouts. And carbs fuel your muscles so you feel full of energy at the gym. Lots of you struggle to get these foods. 1. Don’t worry about cholesterol in eggs. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The Very Best Beverages for Runners. Tea or CoffeeAside from providing a performance-boosting caffeine jolt, both drinks are rich in antioxidants.

The Very Best Beverages for Runners

Studies show that tea drinkers have a lower BMI, waist size, and body fat percentage than those who don't drink it. Regular coffee consumption may stave off diabetes, heart disease, and even Alzheimer's disease. Drink a cup of tea or coffee 45 minutes before a run for an energizing boost. Welcome to Facebook - Log In, Sign Up or Learn More. How to Carb-Load for Marathon Week. This week, thousands of runners are focused on one thing: tackling a marathon.

How to Carb-Load for Marathon Week

Whether you are in training for a late spring marathon or gearing up for this week’s Boston Marathon, the subject of fueling has probably come across your mind. At this point, you’ve likely ironed out your pre-race and mid-race fueling, but you might still be wondering exactly how to carb-load in the days leading up to the big event. Here are some simple tips to keep in mind to get to the starting line properly fueled and confident. 25 Three-Ingredient Smoothie Recipes [INFOGRAPHIC] How to Avoid All-Day Post Long Run Hunger. Dear Susan- I am training for my first marathon.

How to Avoid All-Day Post Long Run Hunger

My long run this past weekend was 18 miles. Everything is going pretty well with my training except after the long runs I find I am so hungry that I eat everything in sight all day long! What gives? How to Prevent GI Distress on the Run. It starts with a growl.

How to Prevent GI Distress on the Run

And progresses to “walkie talkies.” Then comes the feeling that you better find a porta-potty – stat! Besides being inconvenient and draining, an unhealthy gastrointestinal (GI) system can be downright embarrassing. Breakfast No-Powder Protein Bars. Ingredients 2 cups (16oz / 450g) uncooked oatmeal 1.5 cups (12oz / 340g) peanut butter 1 cup (8.5oz / 250ml) coconut cream 3 tbsp honey Alternatively: - You can use coconut milk or any other type, coconut cream works best, though.- You can use coconut butter or any other nut butter instead of peanut butter Nut butter is essential for this recipe.

Breakfast No-Powder Protein Bars

36+ Foods That Heal Common Health Problems. When you’re struggling with a health problem and looking to avoid taking medication to treat it, food is the number one way you have of taking control of the situation.

36+ Foods That Heal Common Health Problems

Always consult your doctor for serious medical conditions, but along with their advice you can take steps to improve the situation naturally with nutrient-rich foods. 1. Berries for Thyroid Problems Two of the most common thyroid problems are hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is when your thyroid is underactive and not producing enough thyroid hormone for the body to function at its best. Berries of nearly any type will help with hypothyroidism, thanks to the antioxidant they provide. Additional Dietary Recommendation Lean protein is also a good food to consume if you have thyroid problems. The Super Diet: The Best Superfoods for Runners. When runners think of superfoods, exotic, hard-to-find ingredients often come to mind.

The Super Diet: The Best Superfoods for Runners

Acai berry extract? 126 Super Healthy Snacks (Low Calorie & High Protein) Paleo Diet Recipes. Paleo recipes by topic Red meat Poultry Pork Fish & Seafood Eggs Salads Snacks Vegetables & Sides.

Paleo Diet Recipes

10 Everyday Superfoods For Better Health [Infographic] Eating well is important for both your health and your waistline, but it can often be difficult to make the time to prepare healthy meals – or to even know exactly what to eat!

10 Everyday Superfoods For Better Health [Infographic]

To help with this, we’ve come up with a list of the top 10 everyday superfoods that will help nourish your whole body. Simply eating the foods from this list help with creating a happier and healthier you! The Best Protein for Runners. Simple Science Fitness. Burn Fat & Build Muscle for Healthy Humans. 20 Myth-Busting Facts About The Nutrient Power of Plant-Foods. Plants are spectacular, but their power is often overshadowed by loud noise from the meat and dairy industries. We’ve seen the milk ads, the beef ads, have been advised to drink milk for calcium and eat chicken for protein. But there are plant sources for those things. We love plants and their power, for both our health and the planet. It’s amazing what can be made with plants these days, like bloody burgers, taco meat, pepperoni, chicken strips, donut-tarts, chocolate cake, sushi, sandwiches, mac n’ cheese, bacon, eggs, steak, meat loaf…we could go on and on!

So just how powerful is all of this plant food? 1. Fooducate/Wikipedia 2. The automatic meal planner - Eat This Much. Avocado Health Facts: 6 Things You Didn't Know. You know they make a killer eggocado and are beloved among guacamole aficionados. You might also know you can feel good eating one, thanks to healthy fats and loads of nutrients. But the mighty powers of the avocado stretch farther than you probably realize. An Avocado Is A Fruit, And More Specifically A Berry. Nutrition: Best to eat before and after exercise. Pre-workout Early-morning workouts present challenges beyond just dragging yourself out of bed. If you have less than an hour before your workout, you will have to eat something that is easily digestible and high in carbohydrates. And, of course, make sure you hydrate. “If you are working out early in the morning, maybe you have a banana before the workout, since the body has used up most of the glycogen stores overnight,” Suzanne Girard Eberle, sports nutritionist and author of “Endurance Sports Nutrition,” says.

“A sports drink may even be appropriate.” What to Pack for Fueling on Race Day. Your motivation for fitness training – call your fitness trainer or get yourself a fitness program and let the workout begin. 20 Best Muscle Building Foods Slideshow. Hemera Technologies/ Images Overview Your ability gain muscle has as much to do with what you eat as how hard you push yourself in the gym. But if you include these foods, suggested by Dan Go, a personal trainer and nutritionist, you’ll ensure that your time spent in the gym isn’t a waste of sweat. Whole Eggs Whole eggs provide great protein content at 6 to 8 grams per egg, and are also rich in vitamins, zinc, iron and calcium making them one of the most complete muscle building foods out there.

Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images Chicken Breast For every 100 grams of chicken breast you get 30 grams of protein, with minimal fat.