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10-Feb-15

Going against the Grain

Once a staple part of our diets, our daily bread is increasingly being vetoed, all because it contains gluten. Gluten free diets at one time were purely reserved for those with diagnosed Coeliac disease and no-one in their right mind would have chosen to follow such a diet back in the day. Skip forward 10 years and you can now find a whole aisle dedicated to gluten free products so what exactly is gluten and should you be going gluten free?

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19-Jan-15

Run to the beet

Unlike the usual beats you may be used to running to, many are turning to the purple delights of beetroot juice to help spur them on their way. This may seem quite an obscure dietary practice but it’s the nitrates, which beetroots have an abundance of, that seem to help you run harder for longer.  So what are nitrates and how might they help your running?

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05-Jan-15

Is your immunity larder well stocked?

Warding off those winter colds, flu (self-proclaimed manflu included) or even the dreaded norovirus may seem like a futile effort at this time of year but despite this, many of you will be taking a multitude of nutritional supplements, in belief or hope they’ll keep you lurgy free, whilst debating whether you should run that 40miler at the weekend when you’re full of cold.

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15-Dec-14

Um Bungo: What to eat and drink when humidity is all around

Ultra running is becoming increasingly popular and as such races are cropping up all over the world, each with their own unique challenges. Jungle ultras are no different and with the Costa Rican Coastal Challenge next month, here we explore the nutritional challenges you’ll likely face along the way.

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28-Nov-14

The Road to Recovery

As runners, fitting in our weekly mileage around life can sometimes seem more like a juggling act, particularly when training for an ultra race. Pounding out all those miles however takes it toll on the body and nutrition is key to not only fuel your runs but also help you recover.

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18-Nov-14

Runner's Marmite?

Lover or hater, you will have undoubtedly sampled the sweet stickiness of an energy gel at some point during a run. Gels come in all shapes and sizes in a multitude of weird and wonderful flavours but are they essential for runners?

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22-Oct-14

Natural stimulation

Coffee connoisseur or caffeine gel convert, however you get your caffeine fix, it can give you that pick me up (but not wings) and help you go the distance.

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08-Oct-14

Tired of Training

Dwindling iron stores can make you feel like you're running on empty. Find out why iron is essential for endurance runners and how you can keep those iron stores topped up.

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22-Sep-14

Nutrition Highs

Running and high altitude aren't your usual pairing but the Everest Trail race is just that. Rin Cobb discusses the nutritional factors unique to ultra running at altitude in the run up to the race.

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10-Sep-14

Don’t mention the C word…

Are you one of the countless runners who have a love hate relationship with carbs? It certainly seems to be the ‘hot potato’ of discussions amongst runners and can even be quite controversial at times. Carbs have certainly had their share of bad press, with the recent sugar debate and even on running forums with the low carb converts but are they really as bad as people say?

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