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List of the best foods for runners, as ranked by running enthusiasts. As people who enjoy running and do so regularly know, you can’t truly do your best on a run without the right fuel. The food you consume before a run will act as the gas that will keep you going during your trek. By eating unhealthy foods before a run you may end up feeling sick, with massive cramps,and unable to finish running. If you want to complete a successful run, the key is to eat the right food first.

The best way to guarantee a great run is by stocking up on essential nutrients from antioxidants like vitamin E to potassium. Plenty of fruits, vegetables, and healthy carbs are filled with the vitamins, nutrients, and minerals that will properly prepare you for a run. Protein-rich foods such as eggs, almonds, and beans are also a great way to fuel up.

What are the best foods for runners? If you want to compete in a race, run a marathon, or just go for a jog around the park, you need to make sure that your body can handle the run. A strong, healthy diet is the top way to prepare for any type of run. If you don't see your favorite pre-run foods on this list of foods for runners, make sure to add them.

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Banana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

2
24 5
Chicken meat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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20 5
Egg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Foods for Runners
Egg

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18 5
Almond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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13 2
Apple is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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14 3
Trout is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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16 5
Cereal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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12 3
Yogurt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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12 3
Peanut butter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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13 4
Blueberry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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11 3
Avocado is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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15 7
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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9 2
Blackberry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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11 4
Salad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

The Best Foods to Eat After a Workout

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13 7
Salmon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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9 4
Yam is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Foods for Runners
Yam

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11 6
Oatmeal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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11 7
Tuna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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9 5
Dark chocolate is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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9 5
Walnut is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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7 3
Cod is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Foods for Runners
Cod

The Best Coffee Drink Brands

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5 1
Corn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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9 6
Orange is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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6 3
Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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5 2
Whole Wheat/Whole Grain Pasta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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4 1
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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4 2
Cucumber is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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4 2
Raspberry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

12 Animals That Definitely Lift

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4 2
Milton's Whole Grain Bread is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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Tomato is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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5 4
Carrot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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5 4
Sausage is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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4 4
Halibut is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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4 4
Black turtle bean is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Foods for Runners
Black turtle bean

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4 4
Pinto Bean is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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3 3
Pea is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Foods for Runners
Pea

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3 3
Green bean is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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Miakipy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Foods for Runners
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3 4
Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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3 4
Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Foods for Runners

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3 5
Flax seed is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Foods for Runners