May 28, 2015 10:48 am Leave your thoughts
In the Sports nutrition section of our website we list various foods that might appeal to those with an energetic lifestyle. Many of our standard products fit the bill too – after all, a healthy, balanced diet is the best way of all to stay fit.
Sports vary. We thought we’d take a closer look at which of our products would be best to eat if you were training, in particular, for endurance events. Here are some ideas:
- Oats: as well as being a renowned slow-burning source of energy, oatmeal is a good provider of protein. High in fibre too, and rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, this is one of the foodstuffs that can best feed your body before a big event.
- Chia seeds: a great, nutrient-dense food, with loads of antioxidants, calcium, iron, protein and fibre. One of the most interesting properties of chia seeds is their ability to absorb many times their own weight in water. They thus help athletes to retain moisture and keep hydrated.
- Walnuts: wonderful in all manner of ways, walnuts come especially recommended for endurance athletes because of their anti-inflammatory properties.
- Salmon: likewise, the Omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon have anti-inflammatory effects. Salmon’s overall nutritional profile – particularly its protein – also makes it a great choice.
- Wholegrains: in the run-up to a big race, wholegrains are going to get your body into tip-top condition. At Naturally Good Food we have perhaps the best selection of wholegrains on the web. Click here to view it.
- Pasta: it’s the famous pre-race meal! Wholegrain pasta will give you the best possible supply of steady energy – and we sell lots of it. Click here to view our full pasta selection, made from a variety of grains.
- Complex carbohydrates: it’s not just pasta that can give you the boost you’ll need, of course. Pulses, lentils, wholegrains and brown rice are all good sources of complex carbohydrates.
Remember: always take proper advice before starting any new dietary or training regime. And don’t try to make changes the night before a race: this is a diet for the long run (in more ways than one)!Tags: brown rice, chia seeds, Fish4ever, lentils, oats, pasta, Pulses, salmon, sports nutrition, walnuts, wholegrains, wholewheat pasta
This post was written by Yzanne