When the munchies strike and you are craving for a snack, especially for track and field athletes, questions arise on what constitutes a healthy snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth or kill the craving.
Staying hungry is not a prerequisite for a great female track and field athlete, it is just a no-no. Below are some healthy snacks for those moments your stomach starts grumbling for some food.
Carrots have low calories and provide Vitamin A and carotene for the body. This snack is best eaten just before dinner when the hunger pangs are intolerable or at night for some guilt free snacking.
Cold chocolate milk is the love of many runners especially after running under the hot sun. It is refreshing, hydrating and it is jam-packed with nutrients such as protein calcium, carbohydrates, and Vitamin B. No worries for those who are lactose intolerant, you can always get your shot from soya milk or almond milk.
Bananas give runners the potassium and carbohydrates they need before and after a run. This snack will also give an athlete some Vitamin B6. Blend the bananas into a smoothie or eat them whole. Either way, you have some banana goodness.
This snack can be consumed at any time of the day when the snack bug bites. They are jam packed with potassium, fiber, Vitamin A and they are low fat.
These are tasty energy-filled bars of goodness made with runners in mind to provide them with needed energy before, during and after their runs. They come in variables such as protein bars, low-carb and high-carb bars.
Fruits with yoghurt
This yummy combination will give the athlete nutrients such as potassium, calcium, protein and it will help in digestion thanks to the cultures in the yoghurt.
These are just a few of the many healthy snacks that can be eaten.