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Doctor insights on: Good Nutrition For Long Distance Runners

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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Olympics question? How do the sprinters vs long distance runners train?

Interesting question: but it may be more appropriate for a site that focuses on athletics. ...Read more

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Why is it that long distance runners are so incredibly skinny?

Why is it that long distance runners are so incredibly skinny?

Endurance athletes: Endurance athletes burn a lot of calories and build lean muscle. ...Read more

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I heard that beet root juice is beneficial for long distance runners. Is there any merit to this?

I heard that beet root juice is beneficial for long distance runners. Is there any merit to this?

Beet root juice: can relax the lining of blood vessels, thus promoting blood flow. Good circulation can help avoid pooling of lactic acid in large muscles. Please cool down after running anyway. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are nutritional boosts good for you?

Are nutritional boosts good for you?

No evidence: There is no evidence to support the use of these supplements to "boost" your performance. Don't waste your money. Instead consult with a nutritionist to develop a proper balanced diet. ...Read more

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If you have a good nutritional diet does it make your skin look healthier and generally nicer, and what is a good balance of food types to eat?

If you have a good nutritional diet does it make your skin look healthier and generally nicer, and what is a good balance of food types to eat?

Good balance: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more

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What is a good nutritional regimen for wound care?

What is a  good nutritional regimen for wound care?

Nutrition: The best advice is to eat a healthy balanced diet. With that said, increasing the amount of protein can help tremendously with wound healing. There are many other suggestions for wound healing, but little else has been proven --in scientific terms-- to absolutely benefit the patient. Some of these other things are the use of additional zinc, vitamin c, specific combination of amino acids, etc. ...Read more

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Could you recommend a good nutritional regimen for wound care?

Could you recommend a good nutritional regimen for wound care?

Maximize: Your caloric intake with the proper percentage of carbohydrate, protein and fats at the total caloric intake for your body weight, and maintain recommended vitamin, mineral and trace metal daily requirements. ...Read more

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