According to Kyle Pfafflebach, there are 10 foods he would recommend for runners.
GROUP 1-High Complex Carbohydrates
- Sweet Potatoes
- Whole Wheat Pasta
**these help to fill glycogen stores which is a great source of energy as maximum glycogen stores help to improve performance
GROUP 2-Good Proteins
- Mixed Nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc)
**salmon and eggs are complete proteins (contain all 9 essential amino acids). Protein helps with recovery from workouts.
- Mixed Greens (spinach, spring mix, arugula)
**fruits and vegetables provide vitamins, minerals and nutrients to help the immune system and metabolic processes
To me, these all make sense and I have been trying to work on incorporating them more into my diet especially on CARBLOADING weeks like this one.
I eat mixed greens, eggs and nuts every day.
I add group 1 when I'm CARBLOADING before a race to fill glycogen stores.
I add fruits and veggies everyday and increase that as high training miles get closer.
What does everyone else think of the list?