As runners we are so focused on our immediate energy needs that we obsess over macronutrients and forget that not all proteins, fats, and carbs are created equal. The stress that running puts on the body means that to stay healthy, runners need more antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals than most. In a culture accustomed to processed foods, produce shipped from around the world, and factory-farmed meats, it’s more difficult than ever to fulfill our nutritional needs. Runners everywhere are missing out on the nourishment their bodies need to thrive.