Now, as a nutritional therapist who loves running 🏃🏼♀️ I thought I would share a tip with you about vitamins. There are two groups:
1. Water soluble B’s and C = Bring your Cossie (i.e. swimming costume..!) 💦💦💦
2. Fat soluble A, D, E and K – you need to eat these with a small amount of (healthy!) fat in order to absorb them. 🥜🌰 Also, as these are stored in our fatty tissues and livers, it’s important not to overload on ADEK!
Athletes should make sure they are supporting their training with enough vitamins, and here is why:
💙 B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7 and folate) help with:
✅conversion of fat, protein and carbs into energy for energy production
✅production of red blood cells for oxygen transport
✅brain and nervous system health, neurotransmitters 🧠
✅DNA synthesis 🧬
💙 ACE (!) – vitamin A carotenoids (carrots, sweet potatoes, mangos, squash), with C and E.
This little trio of vitamins are powerful antioxidants which may reduce muscle damage and support recovery from exercise.
💙A – vision 👀
💙D – bone health, immunity, gut health 🦴
💙E – may help to reduce oxidative damage caused by intense / prolonged exercise. 🥵
💙K – blood clotting factors, bone health 🦴
A rainbow of fresh organic vegetables, organic grass fed meat, fresh fish and free range eggs can help to get these essential nutrients into your body!
For ideas on rainbow veg, I’ve attached a helpful guide