Dietary Recommendations for Altitude trainers - What to eat at High Altitude
When you go up altitude less oxygen is available in comparison to sea level. In these cases, there will be hypoxia or a lack of oxygen entering the tissues.
In the field of nutrition, altitude training increases energy consumption of carbohydrates relative to sea-level exercise. This may mean that your pre-race or training meals and the total diet need to focus more on Carbohydrates.
Concentrating on good carbohydrate content like Banana, Dates, Sweet Potatoes, Oats.
Can we eat meat?
Furthermore, Altitude exposure increases red blood cells ' development to help transport oxygen to the body, which increases the need for Iron. Foods for animals contain iron that has a good body absorption. Animal foods like: Lean Beef, Pork, Eggs, Tuna, Salmon and Chicken.
Around altitude, the body and immune system will inevitably be stressed. Eat food that is anti-inflammatory and that helps a balanced Immune system until you ascend and at altitude. Think of all the bright colours of vegetables and fruits like Red Strawberries, Orange Carrots, Yellow Bell Peppers, Green Leafy Vegetables, Blueberries, Purple Eggplant, Brown Mushrooms, White Cauliflower.
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