Fuelling your runs needn't be all pasta and rice. Michelin-starred chef Anthony Demetre introduces some nutritious alternative carb dishes.
Why eat it? Not to be confused with the rather less tasty 1980s hairstyle, millet is often classed as a grain, but is technically a seed. It’s gluten-free and rich in key nutrients such as cholesterol-lowering niacin, and magnesium, which has been shown to lower blood pressure and heart attack risk. Another bonus is that it’s also particularly packed with phosphorous, which is vital in a runner’s double-whammy of aiding repair to your body and facilitating the process of generating energy. It’s key in forming the mineral matrix of bone, and an essential building block of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which are the molecules that serve as your body’s ‘energy currency’ to get your muscles all fired up.Baked aubergine, fresh sheep’s ricotta, millet, parsley and radish saladWhat goes in (serves 4)
How to create it
This article was a little disappointing. As someone with a gluten intolerance (not coeliac) I was interested to see that the chef behind these recipes was coeliac, and it was indicated that the following recipes would be gluten free. Not only was there a recipe featuring spelt, which has gluten, and one quick google search will tell you its definitely not safe for coeliacs, but the polenta recipe contains 'flour' on the ingredients list without any instructions for it to be gluten free, or even suggestions for what gluten-free readers could use as an alternative.
Also, 50g of quinoa to go between four people? That's a bit stingy...
Polenta is also what the 'running tribe' eat - ugali/pinole etc and is discussed in Born To Run book. Excellent source of energy for long runs and if you get the right recipe it can be made and taken on long runs no problem - especially good if used in conjunction with chia seeds and cinnamon.
Pity out of 5 recipes 3 are salads - not exactly inspiring for cold winter days!
It's also funny how you never hear of "gluten intolerance", or allergies in poor countries, same as you never used to here.
Idle rich, anyone?
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