You know you and your husband have a slight addiction when you look over to his screen and he is also being a running nerd and reading all about running. If it makes you feel any better I went to Martha Stewart’s website to research my next batch of cupcakes right after…..weird, even reading about running makes me hungry!
I took these straight from Runner’s World, so if you want more info on each food click HERE. These are the 15 foods that they recommended for runners to make sure they get enough of! I hope my shortened summaries make sense to you and not just in my weird little mind.
ALMONDS: Vintamin E, decrease your risk for heart disease, lowers LDL.
EGGS: One egg=10% of daily protein needs. 2nd most complete food protein=helps with recovery!
SWEET POTATOES=250% Daily Vitamin for Vit A……also a great source of Vit C, potassium and iron
WHOLE-GRAIN CEREALS WITH PROTEIN (Kashi GoLean is a great example)= Lots of fiber and protein!
ORANGES= 100% Daily Value of Vit C….which can reduce muscle soreness after a workout.
CANNED BLACK BEANS= 30% Daily Value of protein and 60% DV of fiber (in one cup).
MIXED SALAD GREENS= AKA my ginormous salads:)
SALMON= High-qulitiy protein….one of the best food sources of OMEGA-3 FATS!
WHOLE-GRAIN BREAD= They talk about weight loss reasons for this one.
FROZEN STIR-FRY VEGGIES= Full of antioxidants…which can also reduce muscle soreness.
WHOLE-GRAIN PASTA= More fiber than regual pasta plus more B vitamins.
CHICKEN= 1 four-ounce serving can offer 1/2 a runner’s daily protein needs.
FROZEN MIXED BERRIES= Once again, a TON of antioxidants that fight off disease and help in muscle repair.
DARK CHOCOLATE= To make you happy and not bite off your husband’s head when he messes up the kitchen you just cleaned.
LOW-FAT YOGURT= Protein, calcium and good bacteria that your digestive tract needs to be happy.
Um, I think I want to add in number 16…….homemade popcorn (12 cups=1 serving) and must be eaten with nap hair…..I apoligize, I have no idea how I allow my hair to go so crazy. PS I don’t know how those oreo’s got there:)
And 17-39 involves fro-yo, swedish fish and pb cups (each one repeated a few times).
The best part of the list above (1-15) from Runner’s World is the fact that they are probably some of the best food’s for EVERYONE, whether you run or not.
PS Talking about YOGA on the TRAINING PAGE!
What are your FAVORITE’S from the list above?
Do articles that include a number in them catch your eye?
-I fall victim to anything with a number…whether it is 10 ways to tie your shoe, the top 15 foods to eat with a spoon…..I don’t know why, but I love reading something in the form of a list!
What food/nutrients are you trying to get MORE OF?
-Whole GRAINS….I have slacked off in this area this summer and I will be eating more whole-grain foods!