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Goldie Locks winter warmer: Yummy and good for you!

Chewy, nutty, sweet and aromatic…join us for 5 minutes to take boring porridge to the next level! A quick, warming nutritious start to the day with just the right spice. Ingredients 1 ripe pear ½ cup rolled oats ¾ – 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (1 cup if you prefer a little less stodge!) ½…

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Green Power Balls

Your friends will be green with envy when you tuck into these power goodies! Plant-based and lunchbox-friendly too, these contain some unique ingredients for a mad micro-mineral hit! Ingredients (makes 18 balls) ¼ cup sunflower seeds ¼ cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas) 6 fresh medjool dates (pitted) ½ cup desiccated coconut 1 tbsp chia seeds 1…

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These are our top 5 nutrition tips to get you on your way

1. PRACTICE 2-HANDED PUSH-UPS…away from the dinner table. Stop eating when you are 80% full, rather than when you can feel food in your stomach. The stretch receptors in your gut take 20 minutes to tell your brain that food is in there. Two-handed push-ups give them time to work their magic! 2. EAT WHEN…

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What a Cheeseburger Taught me About Running Nutrition…

Perhaps hard to believe, but I learnt one of the most valuable lessons in my running career from the good old Maccas cheeseburger. It was about the 58km point in an 80km race, that no man’s land where you are over halfway but not far enough through the race to smell the finish line. I…

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How healthy is your gut?

By Ali Disher | Advanced Sports Dietitian, Apple to Zucchini | 5 minute read We’ve all had ‘butterflies’, or a ‘gut feeling’. Some have even had pre-race nerves that render us unable to keep food down. It’s likely we experience these gut-emotion sensations on a daily basis. Of recent times it has been attracting much attention…

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Vegetarian Fuelling and Muscle Maintenance

There are certainly many benefits to including more plants, nuts, seeds and legumes in your diet. This idea is well promoted; it’s good for environmental sustainability and good for your health. Even if you aren’t vegetarian and have no plans to go that way, increasing these foods is typically beneficial for wellbeing. For example, a…

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How to Compete Without Meat

More high-profile names than ever proving that a vegetarian diet, if anything, can enhance performance progress rather than reverse it. One of the earliest to speak publicly about the benefits of cutting out animal products was Carl Lewis, who switched to a vegan diet in preparation for the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. He has…

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SOS Hydration’s exciting new partnership

We are thrilled to report SOS Hydration Inc. (SOS) has a new partnership with the Australian Rugby (Qantas Wallabies and Qantas Australian Sevens) teams till 2020. For more information on this article and how you can order products, read here. We featured SOS Hydration in our Qrun prize packs and their products are used by many…

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Get your body into shape with a special offer from Apple to Zucchini

Apple to Zucchini are a passionate team of sports dietitians, dedicating themselves to get your body in the shape you want it to be! Performance, body composition and health-related goals are all catered for. Based in Brisbane, they are offering a discount of $15 to all Qrun subscribers on an initial consultation – just mention this…

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