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Calcium and performance

Calcium, like sodium and potassium, plays a supporting role in muscle contraction. Go for fat free or low fat versions of milk and yogurt, which are both high in calcium. During rides sip a calcium-enriched electrolyte drink such as Luna … Continue reading

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Combat seasonal affective disorder

The addition of small doses of carbs (about 25 to 30 grams, or 120 calories worth) will help your brain produce serotonin. Try eating a an English muffin or a bagal with jam, low fat popcorn, pretzels, or even a … Continue reading

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Kiwi

Kiwi provides ample amounts cramp-curbing potassium, as well as vitamin C to help repair muscles. It has also been linked cardiovascular health: Researchers says that eating 2 or 3 a day can lower certain risk factors of heart disease.

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Drink and eat

Drink and eat something within 45 minutes to an hour after the start of a longer event. If you wait too long, you might become dehydrated or run out of steam early in the event.

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A two- to three- hour hammerfest…

This will burn more carbs than a long recreational or even a one-hour race. You should consume about one gram of carbohydrate per pound of body weight.

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Eat 3 good meals a day

Our bodies have become hardwired to conserve calories when faced with a food shortage. When you skip meals, your body immediately slows your resting metabolic rate. And when you skip meals on a regular basis, your RMR may remain permanently … Continue reading

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Salmon belongs on every cyclist’s plate

Its omega-3 fatty acids combat inflammation, and its vitamin D content is said to boost performance.

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