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Could Beetroot Help You Run a PB?

When it comes to racing, many of us are looking for those marginal gains to help us run a PB. Like ensuring we are fuelled properly, utilising a proper carb load, trying out the latest Super Shoes...but what about nitrate loading? For this week's episode of the Cook Eat Run podcast, I chatted with Sports Dietitian and super speedy runner Tom Hollis about why he takes Beetroot concentrate in the days leading up to his goal races and why it might be something worth trying to the everyday runner. Listen to the Cook Eat Run Podcast Here Why is beetroot beneficial for runners? So it's not about the beetroot exactly, but the nitrates that are found in beetroot and a few other vegetables like spinach and rocket, rainbow chard, lettuce etc in meaningful amounts. When you eat nitrates they are converted to nitrite in your mouth - it's the oral microbiome that converts the nitrate to nitrite, and then the nitrite is converted to nitric oxide. Nitric Oxide is a vasodilator, increasing the...
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About me

Hello, I’m Charlie – a runner, Registered Dietitian and lover of travel. I believe anyone can run a marathon, I’ve transitioned from non-runner to 13 x Marathoner and Six Star Finisher. My blog champions fad-free, accessible wellbeing through fitness, nutrition and living life to the full.

A no-nonsense approach to eating for runners and athletes of all levels. An essential companion for those trying to fuel right; before, during and after their runs to improve performance and increase energy levels!

UppaBaby Ridge Running Buggy Review 

UppaBaby Ridge Running Buggy Review 

UppaBaby is a well respected, premium brand within the buggy market and many friends have UppaBaby buggies for everyday use (we just use a Babyzen Yoyo and Thule Urban Glide 2) which has definitely...

Coros Pace 3 – Kipchoge Edition Review

Coros Pace 3 – Kipchoge Edition Review

I've been a Garmin girl almost since I started running. The first watch I bought was a huge old Garmin that took up most of my wrist and definitely could not be worn at any other time aside from...

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