What are the most key nutrients us cyclist and mountain bike enthusiast need to feed our body?

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  1. mxboy100

    mxboy100 New Member

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    Hey guys and gals,
    I was curious to know what are the most key nutrients you guys feed your bodies and minds, before, during and after riding?

    Ex. Magnesium, potassium, folates, vitamin c, which vitamins b's, zinc, iron, sodium etc..

    If your bike holds two bottles, what fluids do you guys generally like to have in those bottles?

    Ex. Gatorade, water, orange juice, coconut water, etc..

    Thank you guys, I am excited to hear what you guys feed your bodies for our sport here!

    -Tyler
     
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  2. jpr95

    jpr95 Active Member

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    I like Gatorade during a ride, whey protein after, and I try to eat a healthy, varied diet the rest of the time. Go heavy on colorful fruits and vegetables, and skip the fast food and processed foods as much as you can.
     
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    davereo Well-Known Member

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    Water in the water bottles. I dont carry food and have no special diet rquirements upon my return from my normal riding.

    No powders mixes or elixars for me.
     
  4. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    I always have water bottles with electrolyte replacement fluid in it (like that made from NUUN tabs), and on longer rides I'll have a bottle of energy drink and possibly energy bars, bananas, a PB&J sandwich, a PB&banana sandwich, or some variation like that. Diet? I eat a balanced diet as everyone should. After rides, I like chocolate milk. After longer rides, I'm just sure to eat something with protein and carbs. As for what's essential, I'd say that Diet Mountain Dew, Nacho Cheese Doritos, Sonoran Dogs, tiramisu, Stella Artois, and porn are the big hitters.
     
  5. Dave Cutter

    Dave Cutter Active Member

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    I take a B12 vitamin as well as a over 50 multi-vitamin. I don't take them everyday... but some days.

    If it is really hot I make a Gatorade mix and put that in one bottle... and take a 2nd bottle of water. But more often than not I only take one bottle of just water. I know of so many parks and places where a bottle could be refilled I hate to carry the extra weight of a full bottle. And... on the extra hot "heat advisory" days... I have stopped at a McDonald's a couple times and bought a vitamin water. Then I use the McDonald's as a cooling station while I drink the water and cool myself down.
     
  6. Molala2

    Molala2 New Member

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    i take antioxidant to clear up the radicals resulting from exercising and also because i am a smoker.

    i take glucosamine to keep my knee.

    there is an interesting "supplement" i take. I am a Cantonese (southern chinese) living in Hong Kong, here we eat cow's tendon. It is high in protein. According to Chinese medicine theory it is good for tendon and muscle recovery. It also helps aerobic sport. A bowl of cow's tendon with noodle is just around 3 usd in hong kong and it is enough for a dinner.

    also tried fat burning pills, which i found to be horrible and wont take any again
     
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    Hope I'm not stealing this thread. If so, pls ignore my post. What is recommended fuel for long century ride? Coconut oil, cold pressed, is touted to be MCT. Would it work if mixed into water bottle instead of carb drink? I find it difficult to eat reasonably well on long ride.
     
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