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Healthy Eating Tips While Training

September 24 2013 | Crescent City Fall Classic News

For those of you training for the Fall Classic, here are a few Healthy Eating Tips, by Chef Dione of The Fit Gourmet of New Orleans, to keep you going Strong!

  • During your training, be sure to try out what you will eat and drink on the day of the race. Eat what you are planning to eat, at the same time you plan to eat it, on the day you are doing a distance run if you are training for a distance race.

     
  • Eat breakfast!  When looking for a breakfast cereal, look for less than 5-7 grams of sugar and at least 3 grams of fiber/serving. 

     
  • The "scoop" on fruit juices:  "All juices are not created equal," says Princeton University sports dietitian Mandy Clark, R.D. "Are you getting nutrients or are you drinking sugar water?" Indeed, some fruit-juice products contain only 10 to 15 percent juice; the balance includes as much as 27 grams of high-fructose corn syrup, sucrose, or even the healthful-sounding organic cane sugar. They may look like fruit juice, but technically they're "fruit drinks," and the distinction is important.  Juice's status as a high glycemic index beverage makes it a great post-run choice because it helps restock your carb supply. Blend it with yogurt (for a little protein) and you've got a perfect recovery drink

     
  • To Eat Whole Wheat Pasta or not to Eat Whole Wheat Pasta?  It is not just fiber but you get many more nutrient components through whole wheat pasta. These nutrients include proteins, vitamins, iron, and magnesium. You know how important these nutrients are to your body. They help in improving your health conditions and keep you healthy and fit. You should take as many nutrients as possible for better health.

 

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