EAT RIGHT ON THE ROAD
Posted on By first MFG co
Some people commute to work on a bike, and some people just ride around town for fun. But there’s a large group of riders that spend hours, days, and weeks on the open road with the wind in their face.
For those riders, it’s important to eat the right food while traveling. You need to be able to sustain a long day on the road while being attentive to what could happen around the next corner. The most important thing to put in your body is water. Staying hydrated will keep your muscles from locking up while in the seated position for hours at a time. It’s also important to have a little bit of caffeine, but not too much. Being over caffeinated can cause your muscles to tense up and make you anxious, two things that can lead to fatigue while riding.
It’s important to eat lean proteins for energy if your diet allows, and to consume natural sugars. Potassium is another must have while traveling all day on the road. Potassium interacts with the electrical signals from your muscles to the brain, this keeps you from getting cramps and weak muscles. Most importantly, your heart needs potassium to function properly. (Best source of potassium while traveling = banana, grapefruit, avocado, orange) MORE