Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Nutrition as Fuel

Are you a big runner or athlete or simply partake in regular physical activity or extracurricular sports?  If so, nutrition plays a significant role in these activities.   Not only is healthy food used as pre-fuel, but it may also be necessary during the performance and especially after the race or big event.  Here are some high-performance snacks that will give you a good boost of energy!

Low-fat string cheese and baked whole grain chips
Trail mix made with nuts, whole grainn cereal and dried fruit
Smoothie made with low-fat milk, yogurt and frozen berries
Oatmeal with almonds, strawberries and low-fat yogurt
Whole-grain wrap with turkey, spinach, tomato and pesto
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a glass of low-fat milk
Whole-grain crackers and low-fat cottage cheese topped with fruit
English muffin with an egg, sliced tomato, lettuce and avocado

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