Photo: Alpine climbing in the Himalaya
Expedition eating: how to embrace the alpine ethic without wasting away - By Will Harris
Ask an experienced alpinist what climbing big mountains is like, and after extolling the virtues of stunning views, shared experiences, life-affirming challenges and the afterglow of snatched success or glorious failure the realities of being cold, hungry and occasionally scared will emerge. Some will argue that it is in enduring the freezing temperatures, confronting our fears of real or imagined dangers, and subsiding on barely sufficient rations which makes our experiences on mountains so visceral.
Chia seeds can be a fantastic addition to your diet. High in protein, fiber, omega-3, calcium, potassium and magnesium, chia seeds are a really simple way to increase daily nutrients and ensure your body is fighting fit. Particularly great if you are exercising regularly, due to their high protein content chia seeds are perfect to assist the body with repairing and regenerating muscle.
You may have noticed, we love the fact that nutrition can dramatically enhance your workouts, enabling you not only to train longer and harder, but also aid recovery too. Sometimes it can be tricky to understand what you should be eating, depending on whether you’re about to workout, you’ve just finished or you need a little boost during.
Here is our guide to sports nutrition, covering all scenarios…
When you’re working hard with early mornings, trying to fit in exercise and also making time to actually enjoy yourself too, sometimes your energy levels can feel low. In order to keep up with our busy schedules, it’s important to try and feel as energised as possible. The best way to do so is with our diet, which can go a long way to improve our energy and our general mood each and every day. Here are our favorite energy boosting foods and tips…
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The Chia Charge Nut Butters are delicious and nutritious containing high amounts of protein and the Chia Seeds add omega 3 goodness plus from the nuts you get healthy essential fats, vitamins and minerals. There are no artificial sweeteners and they are also wheat free and vegan friendly.