What snacks should runners eat?

This question is about Running
Sarah Achleithner
Runners should eat nutritious snacks that have a combination of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats. Some examples include fruit with nut butters, energy/protein bars, trail mix with dried fruit, whole grain cereals, smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, or pita bread with hummus [1,2].
Learn more about recovery snacks for runners in this article.
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  2. Ryan, M. (2021, February 8). EatRightPro. Top Snacks for Runners. Academy of  Nutrition and Dietetics https://www.eatright.org/fitness/sports-and-performance/fueling-your-workout/top-snacks-for-runners.