Find out how sporty mum Nell McAndrew keeps her energy levels high
Celebrity mum and fitness guru Nell McAndrew has multiple marathons under her belt. So if anyone knows how to keep her energy levels high, she does.
She's teamed up with the makers of energy tonic B Record Plus to share her tips on how to keep energized throughout the day.
'Porridge and oats are some of the best sources of soluble fibre. Try adding raisins, honey, and yogurt for extra flavour and energy.
'Bananas are packed with potassium, which helps your muscles contract. And if you have one a day, it can help prevent stiffness if you have to sit down a lot during the day.
'Orange juice is ideal for the morning and is very high in vitamin C, which helps you to get the most iron out of other foods.'
'Pasta is brilliant. When I'm preparing for a run, I load up on carbs like pasta. It's extremely high in complex carbohydrates but also low in calories, fat, and sodium.
'Salmon is really high in protein, and its concentration of omega-3 fats and B vitamins can boost your cardiovascular health and make you more alert.
'Beans are also packed with protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Simply add them to soups, pastas, and dip spreads.'
'Dried fruit is a high-energy and low-fat snack that's easy to pack and almost never goes bad. Why not try mixing apricots, figs, and raisins for a medley of flavours?
'Almonds are the most nutrient-dense nuts you can eat. Research has shown that adding 2oz of almonds to your daily diet increases your intake of vitamin-E and magnesium.
'And yogurt - just one cup of low-fat yogurt contains loads of protein and carbohydrates, which is just what you need for a healthy energy boost.
'So if you eat these foods and top them up with B Record Plus, you'll have all the sustainable energy you need to get through the day.'
B Record Plus TM is a formula based on micro-nutrients, composed of L-carnitine (a natural component of the body), vitamin B12 and amino acids.
Want to ask Nell McAndrew a question? She's taking part in an interactive web TV show here or watch the broadcast on the same link live at 2pm on Wednesday 8th June, 2011.
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