What are macros and how do they fit into a runner’s diet? We are talking about the basics of nutrition for running with registered dietitian Brooke Czarnecki on the Healthy Runner Podcast.
Brooke is our healthy runner go to expert when it comes to running nutrition and she will discuss how carbohydrates, proteins, and fats play an integral role in your body and your running performance.
Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!
In this episode Brooke covers Nutrition 101 for runners including:
What is the difference between macronutrients and micronutrients?
What are the basic components of the food we eat?
What are carbs and what do they do for runners?
What is the difference between complex vs. simple carbs and how to use them for running?
What are the different types of protein?
What fats are healthy for runners to consume?
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