NUTRITION WHEN TRAINING FOR AN ENDURANCE EVENT
Carbohydrates are the primary source of energy during high intensity activity. They are our bodies’ rocket fuel for endurance sports as they provide the energy that our muscles need to sustain a fast pace. Whether it be running, swimming, biking, hiking, skiing, etc. we want to get plenty of carbohydrates from whole grains for energy levels and overall health. Choosing fruits, vegetables, and whole grains over refined products provides optimal fuel for the muscles and provide beneficial nutrients like fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and adding to daily protein intake. In short, carbs are our friends! We simply have to know how to incorporate them into a healthy and active lifestyle.