EAT AND RUN
Get a gut reaction
This may sound like the worst sports-nutrition advice you’ve ever heard: a new study2 suggests that training immediately after eating a meal can help your gut make favourable adaptations to endurance training. The benefits include reduced bloating during running and an increased capacity to absorb and deliver carbohydrate. The study author, Professor Asker Jeukendrop, concludes that this type of ‘nutritional training’ strategy may reduce GI problems and improve running performance.