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    1. Beetroot

    Cyclists interested in optimal performance might consider adding beetroot to their diets. Beetroot is rich in nitrates, which the body can convert to nitric oxide. This molecule is a potent vasodilator, which means that it can lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to working muscles. Cyclists who consume beetroot may therefore be able to exercise for longer periods of time before becoming fatigued.

    2. Coffee

    Cyclists ride for many reasons. Some want to improve their cardiovascular health, others ride for transportation, and some ride because they love being outdoors. No matter the reason, coffee is an essential part of many cyclists’ lives. It provides the extra energy needed to make it up those last few hills and it tastes delicious.

    3. Bananas

    Bananas are a great source of potassium and are easy to eat while cycling. Did you know that a medium banana has 422 mg of potassium? That’s 12% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI). Bananas are also a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C. They can help you feel fuller for longer and may help you lose weight in the long run.

    4. Ice Cream

    After cycling, particularly if you are on a long trip and need to cycle the next day again, you need the right foods to help your body recover. The two priorities are carbohydrates and protein. There has been a lot of noise about why chocolate milk is the ultimate recovery drink, it contains a three-to-one ratio of carbohydrate grams to protein grams which appears to quickly replenish your body’s energy stores, as well as potassium, calcium, and vitamin D.

    Chocolate milk is easy to digest ( for those who normally eat dairy) and it contains exactly the right balance of fast-absorbing proteins from the milk, such as whey protein for muscle growth and repair, and slow-absorbing proteins such as casein which gives your body protein building blocks to keep repairing over time.

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