Cycling Plus - - YOUR BEST YEAR EVER -

Be­cause there’s so much to think about on the bike, cy­clists have a bad habit of look­ing for short­cuts when they’re off it. Af­ter a day of wor­ry­ing about Watts, zones and where that taxi thinks it’s go­ing, it’s easy to try and free up some headspace by re­ly­ing on shiny foil pack­ages to sort out our nu­tri­tion. “A base­line diet where the foun­da­tions of good nu­tri­tion are firmly in place is fun­da­men­tal through­out the whole train­ing cy­cle.” says Dana­her. “The vast ma­jor­ity of good nu­tri­tion should come from food, with the use of sup­ple­ments just be­ing the ic­ing on the cake. This will en­sure that you are get­ting, not only the macronu­tri­ents like pro­tein, car­bo­hy­drates and fats, but also the mi­cronu­tri­ents, phy­to­chem­i­cals and fi­bres that are im­por­tant for your body to func­tion and per­form at a high level.”

Nuts, fruits and seeds – vi­tal stuff

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