Runners are a one of a kind species when it comes to exercise and fitness. They really go for it, and they go fast. Running burns calories fast, but it can take a toll on your joints. This is when food comes to the rescue. According to Runner’s World, these are some of the best foods for runners.
All nuts, but especially almonds, are an excellent source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that does wonders for runners as it promotes better joints, mood and energy. Studies have also shown that eating nuts several times per week lowers circulating cholesterol levels, particularly the artery-clogging LDL type, decreasing your risk for heart disease. And the form of vitamin E found in nuts, called gamma-tocopherol (a form not typically found in supplements), may also help protect against cancer.