Nutrition for runners

Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2001 Apr;18(2):337-50, vii.


Good nutrition plays an important role in a runner's overall health and fitness. The recommended diet for runners includes a proper balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fats to ensure good energy and performance. Specific requirements for vitamins and minerals are essential for recovery and preventing injuries. Fluids and proper hydration are key components in preventing dehydration, fatigue, and poor performance for all runners.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diet
  • Humans
  • Nutritional Requirements*
  • Running*