Food to sur­vive win­ter

Sports nu­tri­tion­ist Anita Bean picks the cold season in­gre­di­ents every cy­clist should stock to keep the wheels turn­ing and the bugs at bay

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Dur­ing win­ter we’re more sus­cep­ti­ble to bugs and ill­nesses — and there’s noth­ing more frus­trat­ing than miss­ing train­ing be­cause of a cold or flu. It can hin­der your rid­ing plans and men­tally drain you of the mo­ti­va­tion that’s hard enough to main­tain through the cold, dark months even while fit and well. The good news is that mod­er­ate, reg­u­lar ex­er­cise and a healthy diet can in­crease your im­mu­nity. The bad news is that in­tense ex­er­cise can de­press im­mune cell func­tion, mak­ing your body more vul­ner­a­ble to bugs in the hour or so af­ter a tough train­ing ses­sion. For­tu­nately, there are plenty of foods that will help you stay ahead of those germs and bol­ster your de­fences. Here are 21 of the best...

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