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Runners, Iron & Anemia

Many of today's runners are eating little or no red meat (such as beef, lamb), which is one of the best sources of dietary iron. These athletes—in particular, dieting runners who eat less food overall—are simultaneously consuming less iron.…
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Nutrition Advice: Does one-size-fit-all?

Most nutrition advice is targeted to the average American: Don't drink fruit juice. Eat less sugar. Stay away from pasta. Take the saltshaker off the table. Does this same advice pertain to runners? Sometimes, yes. Sometimes, no.
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How to Choose the Right Cake as an Avid Runner

As an avid runner, maintaining a balanced diet is essential for optimal performance and overall well-being. While indulging in occasional treats is perfectly acceptable, it's important to choose cakes that align with your nutritional needs…
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Food Shaming: Can we please stop it?

Once upon a time, food used to be one of life's pleasures and runners would eat with gusto. Today, food has become a source of anxiety—Will it ruin my health? Make me fat? Hurt my performance? Food has also become a source of shame—I…
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