Nutrition (or lack there-of) for Runners


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nolongernakedrunning

There’s a lot of hype around nutrition and running. Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Sugar-free, Whole-Food, Paleo, Eat whatever you want, and more. Is there any (real) science behind these besides the placebo effect? I decided to dig into a few research studies to find out what fuels athletes. Combining the chemistry of nutrition and the chemical reactions that happen when one runs, it should be easy to figure out the fuel necessary right? Turns out it’s not quite that simple and nutrition is a hot topic and constantly debated. The data is ever-evolving but there are some common themes that do fall back on basic chemistry and nutrition sciences. These haven’t changed and while attempts have been made to refute them, they remain solidly irrefutable:

1)      Our liver holds a certain amount of glycogen. The amount it holds is based on its weight. It will typically hold a minimum amount that…

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