Super Foods for Runners

If you’re new to running, then you’re just finding out about all the benefits that can come from running, especially if you’re running with “Will Run for Bling”.  But you’re also finding out how exhausting running can be.  Running takes a lot of energy.  Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help yourself out when it comes to having energy when you run.  You can make sure your form and breathing patterns are correct.  You can also adjust your sleeping patterns, and even your state of mind.  However, one of the most important things you can do to ensure you have a great run is to make sure you’re eating the right things.  Here are a few power foods for runners.

Beans

The guy behind you may be sorry about this choice, but beans can boost your metabolism after you eat them.  They can also help with weight loss, if you’re looking to trim the edges without eating much less.

Green Tea

Green tea is another thing that can help you if you’re trying to burn fat when you run.  A chemical found in green tea called EGCG can help encourage your body to use the fat it has stored up.

Eggs

Eggs help with recovery and can promote bone growth.  They’re also pretty cheap, and easy to make.

Kale

Kale can be good for runners for a number of small reasons.  Specifically, kale has a huge number of vitamins and minerals in it.  This makes it very healthy for anyone, but particularly runners.

Bananas

Bananas contain potassium, which is found in sweat, but they’re also a great food to eat for energy.  Try eating a banana right before a run

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes have a number of vitamins in them, like kale, but they are also a great source of energy.  Plus, sweet potatoes are delicious, and very easy to make.

Running comes with so many wonderful side effects, but it can be even better if you eat the right things before and after your run.  Try a few of these super foods next time you go out for a run.

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