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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The runner's favourite provides a healthy dose of vitamin E. "This antioxidant may protect your good cholesterol, in turn helping to lower your heart disease risk," says Spano.

A study found that subjects who supplemented their diets with extra vitamin E experienced less oxidative  stress and muscle damage after exercise than those who did without. Peanuts also pack resveratrol, the same heart-protecting antioxidant found in red wine - but feel free to let that slip your mind next time you need an excuse to crack open the Rioja.

Power up: You already know the toast thing, right? Up your culinary ambition by whisking together peanut butter, olive oil, grated ginger, red chilli flakes and rice vinegar for a vinaigrette that would make Jamie and Nigella proud.


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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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