Fact: to get the most out of your body, you have to put the best in. These are some of the top bets to fuel up on before – and after – your running workout.
“Bananas are filled with a serve of carbohydrates to fuel your morning run, plus packed with potassium to help prevent muscle cramps.”
2. Berry and oat smoothie
“Berries provide you with a rich source of antioxidants (Vitamin C) to aid recovery, while oats and milk give you a valuable hit of low-GI carbs for longer lasting fuel. Add a scoop of 100% WPI or Pea+Rice protein for extra amino acids and energy.”
3. Low fat Greek yoghurt with muesli and pumpkin seeds
“Greek yoghurt is a top source of protein for muscle repair as well as calcium to help prevent stress fractures. Pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium, essential for energy production.”
4. Wholegrain toast with baked beans
“This mix will provide you with a dose of carbohydrates for energy recovery, as well as a plant based source of protein for muscle repair.”
5. Salmon with sweet potato and asparagus
“A delicious post-training dinner, it’s filled with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats, protein for muscle recovery, low-GI carbs for glycogen restoration and Vitamin A for immune function.
low-GI carbs for glycogen restoration and Vitamin A for immune function.