Fitness Tip of the Day: Smarter Carbs

Not all carbs are created equal

Carbs are important to athletes—but not all carbs are created equal. For post workout, try this snack—its high glycemic index means that the carbs go to work quickly.

Lowfat Yogurt: Lowfat milk-based foods are a rich source of carbohydrates. A six-ounce serving of lowfat blueberry yogurt supplies 26 grams of carbs. Most yogurts, even those with fruit in them, contain added sugar, which is totally unnecessary and less healthy. So opt for a brand without added sugar.

—Matt Fitzgerald is a senior editor at Competitor, the author of Iron War: Dave Scott, Mark Allen & The Greatest Race Ever Run, as well as 17 other books, and a coach and training intelligence specialist for PEAR Sports. He boasts a marathon time of 2:41, Matt is an expert on training, nutrition and injury prevention. Find out more at