Renee McGregor (Dietitian, Author of ‘Training Food’) – Vibe Fitness nutrition expert
No matter who I am working with, elite, recreational or non-athletes, the key is to help them to tailor their nutritional intake to their training, lifestyle, family commitments and budget. Many of these so-called super foods on the market are costly; you need to eat an awful lot of kale to get the rich nutritional value that is quoted for health benefits.
In my new book, Training Food” and in my daily practice I have introduced my list of “hero foods” for athletes. The list is by no means exhaustive but in my opinion these particular budget friendly hero foods are my top 10 and are a must on all athletes shopping lists.
Hero Foods - Avocados
Avocados This is probably one of the most under rated fruits you can get; feared by many due to its high fat and energy content. However the reality is it is packed full of those very helpful good fats essential for absorbing fat soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, D, E and K but also a great soure of Vitamin E itself.
The fat content makes it a satisfying choice for those watching their weight Try it as a snack drizzled balsamic vinegar or how about mashed with some lime, chilli flakes and coriander as a topping for toast or oatcakes.