Do You Have To Remove All Unhealthy Foods from Your Diet?

Do You Have To Remove All Unhealthy Foods from Your Diet?

You want to take your training and races seriously, but do you have to remove all unhealthy foods from your diet?

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Apples contain the anti-oxidant quercetin which is a superb free radical scavenger.

Investing some time into your race food can bring impressive results. Athletes usually have commitment to their training but they don’t always put the same amount of effort into preparing food. Athletes have permission to eat real foods with fat and sugar which may be seen as ‘bad’ but which in the context of training can be both performance-enhancing and tasty.

Aim for a variety of fruit and vegetables to consume a full range of nutrients. Experiment and listen to your body. Instead of milk opt for almond milk to avoid dairy sensitivities, or swap pasta for gluten-free rice or quinoa. But if the original foods don’t bother you, why do you want to change anything?

Whole food is best. Apples contain the anti-oxidant quercetin which is a superb free radical scavenger that combats the stresses of everyday life. You can also take a supplement, but without all the phytochemicals and polyphenols in the apple, quercetin doesn’t work so well.

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.

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