Fuelling your runs needn't be all pasta and rice. Michelin-starred chef Anthony Demetre introduces some nutritious alternative carb dishes.
Why eat it? Spelt is a cousin of wheat but doesn’t aggravate wheat intolerance and delivers a broader range of nutrients. As well as complex carbs for sustained fuelling, the 200g here also provides all your daily requirement of manganese, which plays a key role in digestion by helping our bodies metabolise carbs and protein, and also helps in the formation of connective tissue and bones. In addition, there’s a third of your daily fibre and protein needs ‘spelt’ out here, plus significant hits of magnesium and vitamin B3. All in all, US research at Cornell University places spelt in a class of wholegrains with enough phytonutrient firepower to make them as beneficial to your health as fruit and veg.
Roast young chicken marinated in lemon, honey and green chilli, spelt and broad bean 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?
You don't hear about them because they have already died as babies. I take it your just idle then?
What an ignorant thing to say - It's what we have done to the process of manufacturing wheat that makes people so ill, if you don't know anything about an issue, it's probably best not to voice an opinion about it!
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