What to Eat Before that Morning Run?
By: Kellie McKinney
Why it's important to have a nutritious breakfast and what to eat before a run:
It can be hard to fuel up properly; eat too much and you'll risk upsetting your stomach, eat too little and you could run out of energy early in the run.
After a nights rest, your body is in breakdown mode - the muscle cells need replenished with amino acids ....the building blocks of protein.
Help aide in weight control-
Folks who eat breakfast maintain a healthier body weight than those who skip a morning meal.
Carbs are vital fuel for the brain. Research has shown for children and adults who skipped breakfast that thinking skills, math , reading and comprehension are affected. Those who do consume breakfast are more attentive.
Improve overall diet-
Individuals who consume breakfast have a better diet overall than those those who skip out on breakfast . Breakfast consumers have a greater intake of nutrients like protein, fiber, calcium and iron.
Here are some quick breakfast ideas:
- Whole wheat toast with natural peanut butter and banana.....a slight drizzle of honey if desired is a great pre- run choice.
- Scrambled eggs with veggies and feta cheese, side of sliced sweet potatoes is a wonderful post-run choice.