Attention All Athletes: Vitamin C Is Key!
As an endurance athlete, you need optimal nutrition to train and compete at your best. A balanced diet should give you all the vitamins and nutrients you need. However, difficult training schedules, travel and a lack of homemade meals can mean you don’t always consume the best foods for your personal needs. If you are deficient in certain vitamins, you might feel it in your energy levels and recovery time. Perhaps the most famous antioxidant, Vitamin C, offers a variety of health benefits, including protection from infection and damage to body cells, helping to produce collagen (the connective tissue that holds bones and muscles together), protecting your body from bruising by keeping capillary walls and blood vessels firm, and assisting in the absorption of Iron and Folate. Vitamin C also helps to deliver oxygen to working muscles. Current... More