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10 Nutrient-Packed Foods for a Triathlete’s Plate

By Chrissy Carroll, USA Triathlon, 10/24/19, 8:30PM CDT


Read on to find out what 10 foods will help properly fuel your performance. 

We all know that when it comes to triathlon, there’s a fourth discipline that often gets brushed to the side – and that’s nutrition.  A proper training diet and strategic fueling, however, can be essential to a great performance!  Discover why these 10 foods are excellent options for triathletes of any level to include regularly.

1. Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a potassium-packed source of healthy carbohydrates, ideal for fueling your body on a daily basis.  They’re also loaded with Vitamin A.

Think outside the box when it comes to mixing sweet potatoes in your meals.  While a simple side dish is great, you can also make a sweet potato breakfast bowl or make taco-stuffed sweet potatoes for dinner.