Nutrition

How to fuel the base phase

This article was produced when life was normal (remember the good-old days?!) but might be useful for athletes who are in their base stage of training, hoping that their race will still be going ahead, or those who have returned to a base training load while the world sorts itself out
31 March 2020 at 11:26

Carrot rock cakes recipe

This tasty carrot rock cakes makes a great breakfast cake, and a fantastic start to the day, says Kate Percy...
31 March 2020 at 09:50

Red velvet vegan chocolate brownies recipe

Love chocolate brownies? Then give these beetroot-based ones a go. The beetroot is blended with dates and cocoa to provide sweetness and a fondant, velvety consistency, with virtually no beetroot taste. What’s not to like?
30 March 2020 at 09:13

Courgette & cinnamon muffins recipe

These nourishing and sustaining courgette cinnamon muffins go down a treat, especially at breakfast when they're warm and slathered with butter and marmalade
25 March 2020 at 16:47

Chocolate avocado cake recipe

Avocados transport the chocolate cake from a naughty treat to a good, very good and testy delight, which is full of nutrients
25 March 2020 at 12:21

Four 20-minute healthy and tasty recipes

Four nutritious, ‘fast food’ alternatives that can be whipped up in less than 20mins and help satiate the munchies
17 March 2020 at 12:39

Eating protein throughout the day reduces muscle loss in older people

Eating more protein at breakfast or lunchtime could help older people maintain muscle mass with advancing age, and reduce age-related muscle loss says new study
17 March 2020 at 11:36

The vitamin B complex: Why are the B vitamins important to athletes, and should you supplement?

Sports nutritionist Stephen Smith explains all you need to know about the different B vitamins and when, or whether, athletes should supplement
12 March 2020 at 11:14

Vitamin E: What is it and why is it important to athletes?

Vitamin E is important for your immune system and protecting you against free radicals released by exercise, says sports nutritionist Stephan Smith. Here he explains all you need to know about this important vitamin
10 March 2020 at 10:53

Vitamin C: What it is and why it’s important to athletes

Vitamin C is well-known for its role in keeping your immune system healthy, but its importance doesn't end there says sports nutritionist Stephan Smith. Here he explains all you need to know about this important vitamin
09 March 2020 at 09:16

Vitamin D: why it's important for athletes and when you should take it

Vitamin D has gained some popularity over recent years, and most athletes now include it in their daily vitamin routine. Sports nutritionist Stephan Smith explains all you need to know about this important vitamin
04 March 2020 at 10:00

Why can you experience loss of appetite during training?

Does working out make you lose your appetite? This is not unusual says nutritionist Stephen Smith, here's why
19 February 2020 at 10:18

Energy gels: 9 of the best reviewed, tested and rated

Energy gels are a vital part of every triathlete's training and racing kit. James Witts tests 9 of the best to find what you should be taking
30 January 2020 at 14:00  (1)

Sodium bicarbonate: why athletes take it and how it improves performance

Heard sodium bicarbonate can improve your performance? James Witts explains the why and how of this popular supplement
27 January 2020 at 12:21

Do female athletes need to carb-load more, or less, than male ones before a race?

Wondering if a woman's pre-race carb-loading strategy should differ to a man's? James Witts looks at the evidence
27 January 2020 at 11:10

Is weight a bad measure of fitness?

Using weight as a measure for performance is at best lazy and misguided, at worst destructive to long-term health, argues Tim Heming
24 January 2020 at 11:30

New Year meal plan for triathletes

Beat the post-Christmas bloat and get back on track after the festive season with Nigel Mitchell's super-healthy menu for triathletes...
03 January 2020 at 08:00

What is a detox and is it necessary?

After a period of excess (which might have happened during the off-season!) there’s often a suggestion of needing a detox, a purification of all the self-indulgence. So what is a detox? What does it really involve? And is it truly necessary? Renee McGregor examines the truth...
02 January 2020 at 11:00

Chicken versus turkey: which is best?

We deliver the 220 verdict on which one's better for a triathlete's dinner
25 December 2019 at 10:00

Beat Christmas weight gain

The season of festive treats and stodgy puds is upon us! Our nutrition expert Nigel Mitchell explains how you can indulge without losing fitness...
20 December 2019 at 17:00