How to Eat Like a Runner
July 28, 2015

If you’re a new comer to marathon, it is essential that you have a healthy balanced diet that will provide you the ideal amounts of nutrients. From choosing the correct proportion of protein, fats and carbohydrates to make sure your keep yourself hydrated during your training. Running is a form of exercise that requires large preserve of both strength and energy.

Before the marathon, serve your body with qualified intake of protein and carbohydrate as follows:

  1. Pasta


Easily digestible and very varied in form, pasta is not only appetizing but it can also provide slow release energy – which is precisely what a runner requires.

 2. Banana

Readily available and require no preparation, banana is a staple food in every Marathon event. For slow-release energy, choose a greener banana, but if you need more sugar then go for a browner and riper fruit.

3. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

One month before marathon, you should fill half your plate with vegetables and fruits like broccoli, spinach, dark green cabbage, peppers, strawberry and other local fruits.

4. Oats Porridge

Simple and can be added with fresh fruit chunks according to your taste, oats porridge provide the energy you need in the morning. For maximum nutrition, make porridge with low-fat milk and half water.

5. Protein Drinks

Protein is good for your body, but only few of us have the time to cook our own food in order to get adequate protein intake. Not only practical, protein drinks also contain the same amount of high quality protein as salmon or lean meat.