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How you can get more protein in to your diet and why you should

How you can get more protein in to your diet and why you should

Protein iѕ responsible fоr tissue repair, allowing thе bоdу tо heal аѕ wеll аѕ grow, this nutrient helps еvеrуthing frоm bone, tendon, skin, and mаnу good reasons tо uр уоur intake оf thiѕ essential macronutrient, frоm feeling mоrе satiated аftеr meals, tо reaping cosmetic benefits likе healthier hair аnd stronger nails.

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How to use Chia Charge

How to use Chia Charge

I often get asked for advice on how to use Chia Charge so I thought I'd share my advice in one place. 1. Practice makes perfect The best advice that I apply to any piece of kit is the same for nutrition: try Chia Charge out during your training, rather than for the first time in an important event. You wouldn’t change your brand of trainers befo...
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Why Chia seeds?

Why Chia seeds?

What are chia seeds? Chia seeds come from the chia plant, salvia hispanica. This is a species of flowering plant in the mint family. It is native to Mexico and Guatemala. The word ‘Chia’ derives from the Mayan word for strength.  Chia seeds have a mild, nutty flavour. We combine them with wholesome, ‘kitchen cupboard’ ingredients to create natur...
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Don't be Frustrated by fuelling.

Don't be Frustrated by fuelling.

Trying to learn what and when to eat on the run can be a little overwhelming. For a start the advice that's out there is often confusing, not to mention contradictory. With one person touting the benefits of running everything  fasted and another swearing if you don't pound a sugary gel every 20 minutes you will collapse in a heap and maybe die....
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Caffeine and Running

Caffeine and Running

It's about this time every year, as the main part of the running season gets under way that we start looking for any to help knock an extra second off. If you are already eating smart, training hard (and smart) and recovering just as hard, it might be time to start looking at using caffeine pre run. I'm not however talking about the slurping dow...
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How to Fuel a Marathon

How to Fuel a Marathon

For many people running a marathon is the greatest physical achievement of their lives. And rightly so, running the 26.2 deserves respect, regardless of whether you're running your 1st or your 101st Marathon! With the right preparation though, a marathon is absolutely achievable for almost anyone, this means not only having done the training and...
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Benefits of Nut Butters for Athletes (and everyone)

Benefits of Nut Butters for Athletes (and everyone)

When Renee McGregor talks you'd better listen up, because she is a nutritional genius, having worked as a Sports Nutritionist for a host of GB Athletes and written some incredible books on the subject. Her book "Training Food" was ranked as #1 on Amazon in Fitness and is a brilliant read. For all things Renee we suggest you look at her website h...
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Pre Run Snack Ideas

Pre Run Snack Ideas

In an ideal world before every run you'd set aside two hours to make sure you had time to eat, drink and let it all settle before heading out of the door. The reality however is that none of us live in that perfect imaginary world and instead have to fit our training in around real life. Sometimes that means you have to stick your head under the...
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How to eat on the run.

How to eat on the run.

The first couple of times you go running, chances are that eating is going to be the absolute last thing on your mind. Instead your more likely to be focusing on how your previously flat neighbourhood all of a sudden feels rather hilly and that your probably didn't need quite so many layers. As time goes on and the those short runs start becomin...
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What to eat before you run.

What to eat before you run.

When it comes to running nutrition we all tend to focus on the fuel we are going take out with us. If you are anything like me spending an ungodly amount of time deliberating on the perfect energy/weight/eat ability ratio of everything under the sun. And while what we take out with us is incredibly important, especially for the longer runs we do...
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A Runners Guide to Protein

A Runners Guide to Protein

When it comes to running carbs are king right? They're what's powering your legs to take that extra step when every part of you wants to stop. They're what we all know we need to load up on before we cross that start line. But what about once the race or training session has finished, what then?  Once you've done the hard work out on the trails ...
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Train your Tummy

Train your Tummy

How to Avoid Tummy Troubles Find foods that work for you. Use real foods as much as possible Use your race nutrition in training In the run up to the race, increase your carb intake on training runs.  As makers of running fuel, you'd be amazed at the amount of time we spend advising new customers at shows not to take our bars out with them on ...
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