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Foodie Friday: kiwi and salmon for more resistance
03 April 2020 Back to news

Foodie Friday: kiwi and salmon for more resistance

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“I am convinced that cycling is a healthy option, especially now. It does not matter whether you ride your indoor trainer or take a stroll outside. Specifically if you start to cycle more regularly and intensively, it is smart to pay extra attention to healthy food as to ensure better resistance. Healthy food consists of four elements: water, carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats and vitamins and minerals.

People with an active lifestyle consume more nutrients than non-athletes. That is why it may be wise to take extra vitamins and minerals in addition to a daily, healthy diet, particularly vitamins C and D which are important to increase resistance. Vitamin C probably reminds you of oranges. But did you know that a kiwi contains 50 percent more vitamin C per 100 grams? Hence the reason why I regularly eat kiwi.

In order to get a sufficient amount of vitamin D, I recommend catching some sun which is the main source of vitamin D, about two thirds of what we need on a daily basis. You will get the remainder from food. I often choose fatty fish, such as salmon, herring, mackerel or eel. I would say: if at all possible this weekend, sit back in the sunshine in your backyard and have a toast with some salmon.”

-- Jeanne Korevaar --

Good (sports) nutrition is very important for the riders of CCC-Liv. In training and competitions they choose the high-end sports nutrition of Eurosport nutrition, characterised by fresh, natural ingredients (no artificial sweeteners). Every week, a rider gives a (sports) nutrition tip that you can take advantage of before, during or after exercise.