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The Iron-Core Meal Plan: An Example Of How To Eat Healthy While Training For Long Distances

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Apr 9, 2012

Lunch: Turkey on whole-wheat bread with spinach plus 1 cup of black bean soup

“Turkey is very lean and contains niacin and B-12,” says Curtis-Nicholson. Vitamin B-12 is important in brain and nervous system function, as well as in the formation of blood. As for whole wheat, Curtis-Nicholson advises grocery shoppers to look carefully at the label. “If the first ingredient listed isn’t whole wheat, then it isn’t really whole-wheat bread,” she explains. “Oftentimes companies will take white flour and add in some wheat flour and coloring to make it look healthier.”

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