Great Snacks for Runners

Snack Choice: Trail mix containing ¾ cup bran flakes tossed with ¼ cup each dried berries, apricots, and mixed nuts
Nutritional Highlights: This snack includes essential nutrients and filling fiber while satisfying all types of snackers with both sweet and salty good-for-you calories.
Health Benefits: Dried fruit is packed with potassium and inadequate amounts of this vital electrolyte can raise your blood pressure, increase your risk of developing kidney stones and possibly lead to bone loss.
Snack Choice: 6 oz fat free Greek yogurt topped with ½ cup sliced peaches
Nutritonal Highlights: This snack contains less than 200 calories yet is packed with protein and other essential nutrients.
Health Benefits: The calcium and protein in this snack will keep your muscles primed and, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, intake of milk and milk products is associated with lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Snack Choice: 1 cup steamed broccoli paired with 3 oz grilled salmon.
Nutritonal Highlights: Stay satiated with less than 200 calories, 6 grams of heart healthy fat, 25 grams of muscle-building protein, and 5 grams of filling fiber.
Health Benefits: This snack boosts heart health and fights inflammation as it’s packed with the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

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