Brain food

Don’t stop at fuelling your body for peak performance – you need to feed your brain, too.

by Sarah Ivory

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We runners expend plenty of mental energy thinking about the right foods to fuel our bodies. But what about fuelling our minds? The brain is a key muscle in running performance and to function at its best, when you need it most, it also needs the right nutrients.  

Whether your last race was a 5K or full marathon, the chances are there was a moment when you considered throwing in the towel. When legs get heavy and lungs scream out, it takes a lot of brainpower to keep the body moving. So how can you harness the psychological strength of a winner? According to the latest science, the answer is lurking in your larder: evidence shows that the right foods could give runners a mental edge. Here’s how to fuel your grey matter. 

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