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Healthy Trail Tips: What to eat?

July 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Ecology Cooking

Tips for healthy eating on the trail – what’s your favorite tip?

  1. Choose easily digestible foods in small portions.  Stop for snacks vs. large meals while hiking.
  2. Try to plan lunch so you’re not hiking uphill directly after eating.  Why?  Blood Shunt.  Blood goes to the abdomen for digestion – away from your legs.
  3. Dried fruit makes a great snack.
  4. Carry extra water.
  5. Anticipate long climbs and eat a little something before starting one.
  6. Carry fresh fruit, cut up, in a hard container that does not leak.
  7. Apples are great energy and provide hydration.  Pre-cut your apple to make it easy to eat a piece before going uphill.  Make 4 shallow cuts and wrap apple with plastic wrap.
  8. Your Favorite Tip?

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