April 5, 2011
I know that the current trend is toward low-sodium diets, but I tend to have pretty low sodium to start with, and as it warms up and I spend even more time in the sun I really have to work hard to maintain my salt intake. Folks who spend a lot of time sweating need a lot more sodium (and a lot more fluid!) than sedentary individuals, and there are lots of ways to get it. If you eat a great deal of processed food, you'll have no trouble reaching your quota, but everyone knows a fast-food diet isn't that healthy. The old standbys are sports drinks; but honestly, those can get a little old after awhile and some of them have waaaaaaaaay to much sugar. So the other day I made these amazing Salted Chocolate Chip cookies--perfect for a snack on the road or a recovery food with plenty of salt, fat and carbs. Thanks to Gabi at Broke Ass Gourmet for the recipe.
Makes about 30 cookies.
Enjoy, in healthy moderation. Ha-Ha!
For more tips on sports and nutrition, check out Registered Dietician Nancy Clark's great book, The Cyclist's Food Guide: Fueling for the Distance.
TOURING GEAR & TIPS guest post by Sarah Raz.