Following a healthy balanced diet and living an active life is important to staying healthy and can also play a crucial role in helping to unlock your potential.
Our friends at Lucozade Sport break down the key components you need in your nutrition plan...
Carbohydrates provide a major source of energy for the muscles and brain during exercise and therefore play a key role in helping to maintain an active lifestyle.
Top tips for carbohydrates
- Eat more unrefined carbohydrates, like wholewheat pasta, brown rice, sweet potatoes, lentils, wholewheat bread, wholegrain cereal, oats, fruit and vegetables.
- Complex carbohydrates contain more fibre, which improves digestive health and is an integral part of a healthy diet. Choose moderate to low glycaemic index carbohydrate foods, which are more slowly digested by the body, two to three hours before exercise. Sticking to foods you’re used to and enjoy eating will help you achieve your best in training and on Marathon Day. Porridge, brown toast, pasta or rice-based meals are all excellent choices.