Endurance and Performance
According to the dictionary, endurance is the ability to keep doing something difficult, unpleasant, or painful for a long time: Running a marathon is a test of human endurance. Many things feel like you ran a marathon so endurance applies in many cases.
What to Eat for Endurance
There are a few foods that can benefit you and help you within and all the way through your workout. Some of these you may already have in the house and use.
Bell Pepper: Bell peppers are a better source of vitamin C than an orange. Your body needs to fight off fatigue. Let this vitamin C rush through your blood.
Honey: Natural sugars dripped on your apple or banana is a form of slow release sugar that is turned into energy in the body.
Whole Grains: Oats are a staple in many endurance athletes’ diets, runners and cyclist especially
Lentil: Iron is a part of this food that can work as a preworkout that moves oxygen into your blood.
Banana: These are one of the great snack options to use prior to exercise to increase energy levels, stamina and strength.
Beets and Beet Juice: The beet raises nitric oxide levels in your body. Research shows nitric oxide can increase blood flow, improve lung function3, and strengthen muscle contraction for endurance performance.
Some foods that can benefit the work of endurance runners and cyclists. Use them and try this out.