Carbohydrate Sources for Runners

Marathon Training

Making sure you have a balanced diet and that you are well hydrated is very important while running or working out. It can be hard to decide which foods or drinks are best and when you should consume them.

Your muscles rely on carbohydrate foods like breads, cereals, pasta, rice, fruits, and vegetables for quick energy. You need protein for your muscles and for your blood cells, which bring nutrients and oxygen to your muscles.  You also need fluids, or your body will have a hard time performing at its best.

“Here are some ideas for eating and drinking the best carbohydrate sources for runners. Eat (and drink) these items to up your carbohydrate intake and reap their performance benefits.”

For further reading and the 10 best carbohydrate sources: