Five Foods You Shouldn’t Give Up

Don’t abstain from your favourite foods - try consuming in moderation to mix pleasure with health benefits


Posted: 3 February 2011

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The Myth: It's full of saturated fat and I'm trying to keep my heart healthy.

The Truth: Lean red meat is the best source of absorbable iron, which is needed to keep the blood healthy. Regular endurance runners can often be at risk of iron deficiency anaemia due to loss of iron stores. The iron in red meat is in a form which is readily absorbed and the fat and saturates content of a lean cut is only five per cent and three per cent respectively.

How much can I eat? Try to eat no more than 500g cooked weight per week (as recommended by the World Cancer Research Fund).

Find out why it's important to keep your iron levels topped up.

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I have always beleived that a balanced diet is the best way to go.

If you deprive yourself of things that you are craving, will result in that you just want it more and you might even binge on that specific food. While if you allow yourself  to eat it in moderation, you will feel more satisfied.

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Posted: 20/02/2011 at 22:12

i like chips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 15/03/2011 at 10:02

I don't drink beer.  Should I start?
Posted: 15/03/2011 at 13:42

Spam is good too
Posted: 31/05/2011 at 00:12

Ratzer      

Well I do drink beer, wish I had not started!


Posted: 29/07/2011 at 20:14

Any mention of pies?
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 20:16

Guinness???
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 20:25

Ratzer wrote (see)
I don't drink beer.  Should I start?

Johnny Blaze wrote (see)
Any mention of pies?

M...eldy wrote (see)
Guinness???

Steak and Guinness pies all round I reckon.  In moderation of course - no more than one a day.
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 21:36

PhilPub wrote (see)
Ratzer wrote (see)
I don't drink beer.  Should I start?

Johnny Blaze wrote (see)
Any mention of pies?

M...eldy wrote (see)
Guinness???

Steak and Guinness pies all round I reckon.  In moderation of course - no more than one a day.


Before or after the race?
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 21:39

Definitely after.  And for anything over 10k, it should be followed with a sticky toffee pudding and clotted cream.
Posted: 30/07/2011 at 10:19

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