What should you eat after the race?
According to Nancy Clark, the author of Food Guide for Marathoners: Tips for Everyday Champions, carbohydrates are needed to refuel muscles, proteins are a must to repair muscles, and some salt should be consumed to replace sodium losses in sweat after the race. A popular choice for many: chicken noodle soup.
Nancy’s other favorites are chocolate milk and baked chips, fruit yogurt with pretzels, and even a steak with bread, potatoes, and veggies with a sprinkling of salt and some water. Look to Nancy’s new app containing over 70 recipes to help you to eat to compete.