Feeling inspired by the upcoming London Marathon or just trying to get in enough training to keep your fitness up? Whatever you’re doing in your training, you need to make sure you are properly fuelling your body before and after running.
Here is a list of some of the best snacks for runners!
Eating bananas before running can help increase your energy as the carbs fill up your glycogen stores. Bananas can be used for potassium deficiencies that some athletes suffer from and they are also rich in vitamin B6 and magnesium, which are important for muscle and bone health.
Lower in cholesterol and saturated fat than other cheeses, cottage cheese is a healthier option for runners post-workout. Cottage cheese is also high in protein and calcium which is essential for runners.
Delicious and great in texture, hummus is a tasty dip for runners to use whilst snacking. Hummus is high in protein and contains fibre, folic acid and B6.
Porridge is high in carbohydrates so having a hearty bowl before running will help give you a boost of energy and focus.
The good quality protein you get from jerky can help with muscle recovery after running. Jerky is high in protein and low in fat. It’s also portable so you can keep it in your pocket whilst out running.
Providing a full feeling for longer, peanut butter is great for runners and it will keep you going during enduring runs. Peanut butter contains niacin and folic acid, which helps food turn into energy. This is exactly what runners need from their snacks.
Pasta & Tuna
This high carb snack fills up your glycogen stores, which provides you with energy before a long run. Adding in high in protein tuna makes the pasta even more filling.
Sweets like gummy bears offer an easily digestible high-carb ratio. They are easy to carry out on a run so you can fuel up with them after your workout or during an endurance run.
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