24 Nov '12, 4am

The best runner-friendly spreads & sweeteners: #healthy #fuel

The best runner-friendly spreads & sweeteners: #healthy #fuel

From the November 2012 issue of Runner’s World Which spreads and sweeteners are runner friendly? We help you choose By Matthew Kadey NUT BUTTERS GOOD: Natural-style peanut butter Made with just peanuts, it contains heart-healthy fats and vitamin E without added sugar or hydrogenated oils. BETTER: Almond butter More expensive than PB, the almond version is a richer source of bone-building magnesium and calcium, as well as cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fat. BAD: Reduced-fat peanut butter Most brands swap out unsaturated fats for extra sugar, which means they often have nearly the same kilojoule cost as and more sugar than the full-fat version. SWEETENERS GOOD: Honey The easily-digestible carbs contain antioxidants and antibacterial properties. Stash a honey packet in your running shorts for midrun fuelling. BETTER: Maple syrup It has about 20 per cent fewer kilojoules...

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