Why Coconut Water Rocks (even if you think you don’t like it)

sarah cuff Beverages, Food for Runners 9 Comments

You’ve heard the hype about coconut water, right? Your fridge is stocked? After all, it’s another one of my top 10 foods for runners… When I first heard about coconut water I was so on board. I mean, what could be better than a natural sports drink? No sugar added (no glucose-frucose or any other refined sugar), no colourings, no …

Why Cherries can Make You a Stronger Runner

sarah cuff Food for Runners, Fruit 10 Comments

Don’t tell my husband, but I bought a big beautiful bag of organic sweet red cherries for nearly $20. They were perfect. Heavenly. Divine. We thoroughly enjoyed them (but if he sees the price he might change his mind, ha). Okay, I totally splurged. But I have a good reason! Not only do they taste absolutely delicious because they are …

Recover Faster: Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

sarah cuff Food for Runners, Phytonutrients Leave a Comment

Inflammation is our bodies response to injury and to intense exercise that causes micro-tears to our muscles. While we strive to avoid injury, the micro-tears we sustain from hard workouts – such as tempo runs, intervals or long runs – ultimately help us to grow stronger. Inflammation therefore is beneficial because it helps to heal these micro-tears quickly. The problem …