I have an outof-control sweet tooth. What’s the best sweet for me, as a runner?
When you reach for a treat, opt for dark chocolate or sweets with nuts in them (processed peanut butter is not a nut!). Chocolate that’s 70 per cent cacao is high in antioxidants, lower in fat, and even has a little protein in it for muscle recovery. Sweets with nuts (even the highly processed Snickers) have some healthy fat and plant protein. If you’re taking sweets on the road, opt for simple sugars like gummy bears or jelly beans, which are similar to gels and chews (but without the electrolytes). – Jamie Sheahan, dietician