I have an outof-con­trol sweet tooth. What’s the best sweet for me, as a run­ner?

Runner's World South Africa - - Personal Best -

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

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