All athletes, regardless of sport, will require a balanced, nutritional and hydrated diet not only to maintain good health but to promote peak performance.
For runners, carbohydrates will play a key role in the body’s energy requirements and should make up approximately 60-65% of daily calorie intake.
Protein consumption is often overlooked by runners and should make up approximately 15-20% of daily calorie intake. This ratio of protein and carbohydrates can be consumed through diet alone, however, the most efficient route is a combination of diet and sports supplements.
Runners will also benefit from vitamin and mineral supplements such as calcium, vitamin C, iron, sodium and other electrolytes.