Moto Superfoods

Like the old saying goes, you are what you eat.  Chugging a can of Rockstar and chowing down on funnel cake before the gate drops is not the best method of fueling your body.  Obviously, eating a balanced diet with frequent meals will ensure plenty of energy throughout the day.  However, by adding a few foods that have been dubbed “super foods” by many, you can further enhance recovery and be ready for your next moto.  You don’t need to load up and eat these foods constantly, just add them in to your normal diet.

Greek Yogurt

This is great at almost any time of the day and especially a few hours before riding.  You can throw some fruit and protein powder together and you have an awesome snack.  Greek yogurt is full of pro-biotics that keep your digestive system normal as well as higher calcium content than that of other dairy products.  This is also good for people who are sensitive to lactose and cannot handle milk.  Look for Greek yogurt that has been fortified with vitamin D as well.

Salmon

This fish is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, iron and protein.  Iron helps the body in the production of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the red blood cells.  A lack of iron has been known to cause a decrease in fatigue.  The omega-3 is considered to be a good fat that reduces inflammation in the body.   This fish isn’t too heavy on the stomach and is delicious when grilled.  Combine this lean fish with some greens and salsa to make a great salad for dinner.

Nuts

Go to Publix, or where ever you grocery shop, and pick up some assorted nuts.  These little guys are loaded with the “good” fats like the salmon and have plenty of antioxidents.  They are pretty calorie dense, so just grab a handful and you are set.  Munch on them between motos, at night or whenever you are hungry.  Again, like the other foods on here, you can add them to just about any meal for extra flavor and texture.

Blueberries

At my local Publix, these guys were on sale and grabbed 3 cartons.  I ended up eating a whole one in a day and went back for more.  Blueberries are one of the best berries because they are full of antioxidents, maintain blood sugar levels and some say they act as mild anti depressants.  This is a great food for those on the Paleo-Diet.  Look for cartons with darker berries; the darker, the better.

Kiwis

Dig in my friend.  One large kiwi contains your daily requirement for vitamin C, which is an immune system booster.  Not only does this fruit have vitamin C, but it also has potassium, fiber and vitamins A and E.  Just like the blueberries, this is a perfect fruit for you cave men dieters.  Mix some kiwis and bananas at the track for some cramping protection from the potassium.

 


Posted on Jun 02 2011, under Nutrition | 2 Comments »


2 Responses to “Moto Superfoods”

  1. Love those Blueberries !!!!

  2. Eatin’ them by the cartons my friend!

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