Vitamins, minerals, proteins… your body needs it all when you’re training hard on the bike, and clocking up those miles.
It’s easy to grab a quick snack after training, and guzzle down pints of water to rehydrate yourself, but if the right food isn’t readily available you can end up snacking on empty calories or eating foods that don’t promote recovery. Keeping a healthy supply of power foods in your cupboards, either for snacking or for creating body refuelling meals, will make it easier to ensure you’re always sticking to a healthy diet which will keep you well fueled.
We’ve put together a list of cyclist’s cupboard essentials to keep you pedalling and full of energy…
Leafy greens like spinach and kale are packed full of all the goods. They are a great source of protein, vitamin E and magnesium.
The properties of these green beauties are numerous. The vitamin E contributes to a reduction of inflammation after a workout, and the essential amino acids help with muscle repair. Spinach also works wonders on our mental health by increasing serotonin production, a.k.a the happy hormone.