Super Chicken

Cooked ChickenOur next nutritional series tip focuses on the power of chicken. We all know that running is a premium sport that requires superior sustaining nutritional requirements. To get the best in performance, endurance, and recovery correct balanced nutrition is primary. Through the process of absorbing nutrition your muscles will need additional protein for operational efficiently. Protein is essential for both tendon and muscle repair. The superpower of chicken is responsible to procure the necessary protein.

The more we run and the further distance covered, the more repair work is needed to the muscles. The current calculation of protein needed for a long run is 1.5 grams of protein for every two pounds of weight. So if you weigh 165 pounds you will need about 124 grams of protein per day. Chicken yields a higher protein-to-fat ratio about 19 to 1, than any other meat on the market or should I say field. This super bird meat is easily digested and packed with protein which repairs muscle tissue and cells that are afflicted during the long periods of running.

Additionally the entire spectrum of vitamins and minerals are invested into the body from the consumption of Mr. Super Bird. The most supportive are Niacin, Vitamin B6, Iron, Selenium and Zinc. Niacin properties converts carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into usable energy. Vitamin B6 assists your body in efficiently absorbing and breaking down the carbohydrates. That same physiology process of carbohydrates promote superior absorption of protein transmitting energy to the muscle while repairing damaged tissue. Iron also supports the function producing energy from food, and is involved with the transportation of oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.

Yes, all this important stuff promotes a healthier stronger body and is provided by the consumption of chicken. A couple more items expected from the bird are selenium and zinc; selenium which accelerates the tissue and muscle repairs is found in chicken, and zinc supports anabolic hormone production, and protection against colds and flu.

Khalid Khannouchi who set the first Chicago Marathon world record time at 2:05:42 performs a dinner ritual the night before a marathon. Khalid mentioned that his staple meal the night before is chicken breast and rice. He consumed that meal the night before he set the world record. Folks, chicken is an excellent choice for a meat and a protein source. Running truly long hard miles reveals the imperative need to fulfill the correct fuel consumption packed with vitamins, minerals and protein. The conclusion of our research on a super power source of food shows that chicken is the correct meat to eat.

Happy running!


John Carlson

Coach RRCW