. There is one area of nutrition, though, where copying America might just be a good idea. Earlier this year the US Government updated its nutrition guidelines – the recommended daily amounts of staples such as sugars and fats. They based the new guidelines
out at around 1,500kcal from carbohydrate per day for most women and 1,800kcal for men. However, during the carb-loading period aim to up your carbohydrate intake to 8-10g per kilogram of body weight (Anita Bean, The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition
Even though I’ve been reading up on hyponatremia for almost 20 years, I was surprised last April by The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Five days before the Boston Marathon, it published research showing 13 per cent of the 2002 field might have suffered hyponatremia, a da...
At 26 years old, Tom Aikens was the youngest chef ever to earn a Michelin star. But for this veteran of the Virgin London Marathon and the Marathon des Sables, it's not enough for food to merely taste spectacular - it should boost your fitness, too. Here he takes your through six...
team (puresportsmed.com). She specialises in sports nutrition and performance, obesity, cardiovascular issues, and diabetes and insulin resistance. She has worked with professional athletes and non-elites. She is a member of the Nutrition Therapy
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Here's a quick guide to the different types of sports drinkEnergy drinks with electrolytes: the most common, all-round energy drinks. Electrolytes (sodium and potassium) replace the salts lost in sweat and help to reduce cramping, among other things. Drinks with a high proportion...
There is no one more qualified to create meals for marathon runners than a chef who runs. So we recruited three famous chefs who have run the Flora London Marathon: Gordon Ramsey, Brian Turner and Michel Roux Jr, to develop recipes for meals leading up to, and following a 26.2-mi...
out your 'eating identity' and learn how to tweak your diet so it meets your nutritional and running needs.Reactive eater"Reactive eaters listen to their bodies," says clinical nutritionist Tara Coleman (taracoleman.com). This stops them consuming too
How do you and food get along? This non-scientific true-false quiz will help you get a handle on your relationship with food. Answer the questions below based on your habits, patterns, and typical behavior and see how you score.1. I don't need to eat unless my stomach is grumblin...
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