The 10 commandments of good nutrition for runners

Follow these 10 rules to fuel your training and stay healthy

Snacking frequently throughout the day will keep your blood sugar levels from dropping too much and causing you to feel tired and sluggish on your runs. It’ll also help you consume enough calories to support your training, which some runners have a hard time doing through meals alone.

Of course, the quality of your snacks is important if you want them to benefit your training. Ideally, your snacks should contain a good mixture of carbohydrates and protein, like a banana and peanut butter, some trail mix with dried fruits and nuts, yogurt and berries or even some plain popcorn are great options for runners. Or, if you need something super-convenient, check out our list of best store-bought snacks for runners.

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