Information of Triathlon Nutrition
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
We all know fruits and veggies are good for us having been told since we were 3 years old. But why? You probably know that they contain a lot of vitamins and minerals important for your body but this is only the beginning. Fruits and vegetables contain a lot of water which hydrates and also has an excellent detoxifying effect. The carbohydrates found in most fruits and vegetables are low GI which means they provide slow sustained energy and are more likely to be converted to heat energy in your body rather than stored as fat.
- Customise your diet to meet your needs
Every body is different. You don’t need to go out and have an expensive assessment done, just listen to your body. Take time to notice how you feel after a particular meal and what effects it has on your body. If you feel great, eat it again, if you don’t then there is lots more to choose from. Most of the time we don’t really think about the effect foods we are eating have on our body
- Drink plenty of water
Your body is 80% water and water is involved directly in all the metabolic pathways in the body. Even slight dehydration can reduced functioning by up to 20%. Not drinking enough water in any part of your day would be like riding your bike with no grease on the chain what-so-ever. You may not have tried this but your chain would not last very long and it would be very hard to do. Keep a water bottle near you at all times and allow yourself to sip from it regularly. Make a habit of monitoring your urine colour to assess hydration throughout the day.