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28-Mar-16

Purition shakes review

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a whole new genre of nutrition coming at you – we have had meal replacement shakes (think Slimfast), recovery shakes, muscle shakes and protein shakes for a long time now… And I have tried to avoid them all. When you looked at the ingredients, smelled or tasted them, you got flashbacks to those nasty sweets you had in the playground when you were a kid. In the past,  they were exclusively made of artificial flavours, preservatives, colourings and a range of E-numbers that would ensure that you were still zinging at going-home time.

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02-Feb-16

10 Best Energy Gels review

So, lets get the debate out of the way, straight away. Gels are Marmite – you either need them or hate them (Nobody can love them right?). Energy gels remain part of the nutrition armoury of many runners, often as a “get out of jail free card”. They typically deliver concentrated sugars/salts/caffeine in a quick hit, they have developed from those nasty tasting sachets that were once like industrial by-products to some more palatable interesting natural flavoured pick me ups.

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05-Jan-16

The best freeze dried meals unwrapped

Freeze-dried meals are an obvious choice when planning your food for a multi-day ultra. Lightweight, easy to prepare and jam-packed full of energy, they offer a hefty bang for your buck but is it a simple matter of taste when choosing the right one for you? Rin Cobb investigates.

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28-Oct-15

10 Best Energy Bars review

We review the 10 Best Energy Bars on the market – Trading off Nutrition vs Weight vs Flavour is a bit of a minefield –as is looking at the tiny writing on the back or the wrapper, so we have taken the legwork out of this and, purely in the interest of science and journalism, have had to taste these treats.

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