Nutrition to fuel your fitness needs

A person heading out for a short (less than one hour) vigorous run, snowshoe, skate ski or bike ride should focus on eating a smaller, carbohydrate-focused meal such as oatmeal with fruit, which will be digested fairly quickly. If a person is planning a longer activity, he or she should add some nuts and seeds to the oatmeal for a protein boost that will stick with them a bit longer, Marrs said. A daylong downhill or backcountry ski excursion warrants a meal with more protein and healthy fats, such as a whole-grain tortilla with scrambled egg and avocado or a frittata with fruit. Marrs recommended eating a snack with carbohydrates and protein every 45 to 90 minutes for endurance endeavors. The recipe below is an example of a healthy snack for sustained energy and performance.
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Some nutrition and diet studies may overstate results

Close to nine percent of those had findings that were overstated in the study summary, called an abstract. Studies from 2011 were more likely to overreach than 2001 papers. The overreaching statements included inappropriately describing a correlation as a cause-and-effect relationship and generalizing a study’s claims to large groups of people when the study population was quite different. Although those overstatements may be unintentional, they can distort what doctors, policymakers and the general public know about nutrition, the researchers said. Unfunded studies had more problems than funded studies, regardless of what type of group paid for the study, they found. “Whether it was a private foundation or government entity or for-profit organization, funded studies generally had in our study, less overstatements of results by authors,” Menachemi said.
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Do not wait until you are thirsty to drink water. Thirst is not always an adequate sign of dehydration. In terms of vitamin and mineral supplements, typical recommendations tend to encourage people to take more supplements than they need, vitamins they already get enough of in their diets. In general, you shouldnt take supplements the body doesnt need.
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