Some like it hot
Turn up the heat in your kitchen for a range of running benefits.
Up the flavour – and flavonoid – credentials of your dinner with these recipes from the Mighty Spice Cookbook by John Gregory-Smith (£20, Duncan Baird). From burning fat to aiding recovery, each dish has a specific benefit. All recipes serve four.
The Spice Rack
Taste: Earthy, nutty
Benefit: Aids digestion by increasing enzymatic activity
Taste: Mild (larger/red) or hot (smaller/green)
Benefit: Curbs cravings and boosts calorie burn
Taste: Earthy, slightly bitter
Benefit: Has powerful anti-inflammatory properties
Taste: Hot, sweet, smoky
Benefit: Helps to stimulate the burning of fat
Taste: Mild, celery-like
Benefit: Avoids spikes in your blood sugar levels
Taste: Sweet, warming
Benefit: Helps to keep your energy levels stable
Click through to discover four deliciously spicy recipes for runners.
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