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April 01, 2019

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 https://reneemcgregor.com/

Eager to make the most of Renee's vast knowledge we reached out to her to find out her thoughts on Nut Butters and why they are a great food for active people - here's what she told me.

Benefits of nut butters

"Most athletes are surprised when I mention they can eat nut butters. Yes they are high in fat but they are high in the good fats and provide you with so many other essential nutrients too such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, Vitamin E and of courses Omega 3 fatty acids.

The high fat content means they help to keep you full and so can actually be useful for people who are trying to lose or watch their weight but do be careful about quantity! Nuts also provide protein so these can be very useful particularly in vegan and vegetarian diets.

One thing to watch though, they don’t make such a good choice post high intensity training session as the fat content means that it slows down the absorption of protein needed for recovery. One way round this is to have a glass of milk first, soya if you are vegan, and follow up with your nut butter!"

Here's a link to the shop page for Nut Butters, as ever email or Facebook us if you have any questions?