29 Jul '16, 10am

11 ways to get running [workout] fuel from food

11 ways to get running [workout] fuel from food

A fairly low GI of 48 makes them a great option for slow-release fuelling. You also get the powerful antioxidant beta-carotene. Eat: Two baked sweet potatoes the night before a race. 2/ Red grapefruit A great pre-run breakfast, as the sugars go straight into your system. Research at Vanderbilt University, US, found grapefruit speeds up your metabolism. Eat One red grapefruit for breakfast, with a little Manuka honey. 3/ Coconut oil It contains lauric acid, which boosts the immune system, and medium-chain triglycerides – fats that act like carbs, metabolising directly in the liver. Eat: When you’re making stir-fries and move on to trying the occasional spoonful neat. 4/ Oranges It’s no surprise you see ultra runners in Spain eating oranges on the go – they quench thirst and, with a GI of 40, they provide sustained energy release from fibrous fruit (rather than the quick hit...

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