Natural Defences: Six Superfoods

Protect your body from the damage caused by running with these antioxidant-packed superfoods



by Matthew Kadey

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Molasses

Probably not one you have sitting next to the kettle already, but this is a sweetener worth getting your sticky mitts on. Produced when cane sugar is converted into white sugar, molasses retains the nutrients that are lost during the refining process.

The result? It's high in iron, magnesium and antioxidants that reduce DNA damage. A study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association confirmed molasses packs significant amounts of these protective compounds.

Power up: Add a tablespoon of molasses (Meridian Organic Molasses, £1.99 for 740g from goodnessdirect.co.uk) to a post-run smoothie along with blueberries, banana and cocoa powder. 


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No cherries in the article, I thought they were on of the best natural food sources for antioxidants.
Posted: 28/09/2011 at 12:06

You've misread the article Chris,

Most antioxidants will be found in fresh fruit and veg (as it says) but this just suggests some other foods the don't fall into this category.


Posted: 28/09/2011 at 15:46

Molasses (in crysallised form as opposed to the liquid) is also excellent to simultaneously flavour and sweaten porridge. No recipe required.
Posted: 04/10/2011 at 22:17

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Posted: 10/10/2011 at 04:40

Feck off trollop
Posted: 10/10/2011 at 07:10

I get plenty of lentils but not much of the other stuff! Still I do eat plenty of fruit and veg so I hope I am covered. Not nice to think of those bloody free radicals ruining my temple .

 Thanks for the article.

 Forest.
 http://RegularRunner.com 


Posted: 11/10/2011 at 01:22

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