Household Nutrition: How to Fuel Your Running with Everyday Foods

As a runner, you need to pay a bit more attention to your diet than your sedentary friends. Pizza and fries might be fine for a splurge, but they won't necessarily help you perform your best. But before you stock up on the latest supplements, energy bars and sports drinks, why not take a look in your own pantry? Many ordinary foods are packed with the vitamins and nutrients runners need to run well. And the best part is, you can probably find most of these foods already in your own kitchen.

We chatted with some pavement-pounding nutritionists to find out the best bets when it comes to staying fueled with everyday foods.

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