ASICS Pro Team Nutritionist Ruth McKean joined us recently for a Q&A webchat about nutrition strategies in the lead up to a marathon. Catch up with the highlights.Ruth is a member of the British Dietetic Association and Health Professional Council
Recovering effectively between runs is one of the most important parts of any training regime. It ensures your body gets the maximum rewards for your hard work, and is ready to get the most from your next session, too. Every run takes its toll on your body, but just as you’ll rea...
CHINESE“There has been a lot of negative publicity about the use of the food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG) in Chinese food and there are now fewer places using it as an ingredient,” says Currell. However, it’s worth asking if it is used when you’re ordering. Try to avoid it...
QuinoaWhy eat it? Often treated like wheat or oats, but actually a member of the spinach family, quinoa packs a bigger nutritional punch than standard grains. Identified as a food with ‘high nutritive value’ by the UN’s Food and Agriculture
with vitamin B12 (which helps metabolise energy), iron (which transports oxygen to muscles) and zinc (which bolsters the immune system). Red meat gets a lot of bad press and it can have its nutritional drawbacks, but not if you choose wisely.Your Concern
of people so I have never followed a structured plan when training. But my main weakness is nutrition – I have always believed lager and grease to be two of the major food groups.""I think I’m still in shock, from making the final five! I’m a little bit
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