Why You Should Eat More Turmeric (and How)

sarah cuff Phytonutrients, Run Recovery, Run Stronger 6 Comments

Turmeric is one of the top 5 “eat2run superfoods” in which I’ve long promoted for it’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and circulatory benefits. Of the few foods I really try to ensure I include in my habits on a daily basis, turmeric spice is definitely one of them. However a few months ago I noticed I wasn’t really doing a great job of that… So …

How to Fuel your Run

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As a sports nutritionist who works primarily with runners, one of the most common questions I get asked is what to eat before running. You’d think by now I’d have a short, quick answer because I’ve now worked with so many runners, teach sports nutrition at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition as well as workshops on the subject, continue to read …

The Latest on Tart Cherry, Vitamin D and Coffee

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When new studies are published that reinforce what I’ve been recommending for a while,  I must admit I always get excited… Especially when the roundup involves tart cherry. You and I both know there’s no one singular magic formula for recovering faster and feeling less pain post-run… But if there WAS, I swear it’d be tart cherry juice. I’ve seen it …

Medjool Dates: Natures Perfect Running Fuel

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For many years now, medjool dates have been one of my favourite pre-run snacks. Partially because they are so easy – just toss the pit and enjoy their sweet soft texture with a swig of water before heading out the door. The Natural Delights Medjool Dates I use practically melt in my mouth (note – all dates are NOT the same and I use …

Bounce Back: Recover Quickly Post-Race

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I’ve often stated here, on the eat2run blog, that upon completing a goal race it’s perfectly acceptable to go off and ‘eat 2 celebrate’ instead of ‘eat 2 run’ because you’ll likely be taking some downtime post-race. There’s no need to refill the glycogen stores quickly when you’re taking the next few days off. And the need to facilitate post-run muscle …

My Fantastic Five Daily Essentials

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Each day my diet varies somewhat, but as a high performance runner always on the go, I have some steadfast staples that offer consistency within my busy days. These are foods you will always find on my weekly grocery list, filling my fridge, and regularly on my menu. I include them for their fantastic nutritional value and of course, their scrumptious taste. …

Does Eating all the Fat help us to Run Faster?

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GUEST POST BY DEVON MCGUIRE Ditch the carbs… Eat all the fat… And get faster?! Sounds a little backwards, right? Not necessarily. Fat-loading (followed by carb loading) has been shown to be a great method to help us run faster, and run stronger… Two things we’re all trying to do as runners, right?! Historically as distance runners we’ve been told …

Ready to Race: My Pre-Race Nutrition Routine

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GUEST POST BY KINSEY GOMEZ Two weeks ago, at 6:30pm on Tuesday September 1st, I lined up at the start line of my first race back in over a year. After being sidelined for so very many months with a stress fracture in my hip (the unfortunate result of many more months of improper nutrition, recovery habits and overtraining), I was …

Sports Nutrition Products: Opt for the Right Option

kinseygomez Ergogenic Aids, Run Recovery, Supplements

These days, attempting to fuel yourself with healthy food products often feels more challenging than one might expect. How do you know which sports nutrition products are the best fuel for performance and recovery? I know I want to only use products that will enhance my running and help build me up into a stronger runner. It becomes especially challenging when …