Love 2 Eat during Summer

Now that the warmer weather is here it often means the barbeque gets more use, the perfect opportunity to serve some cool refreshing salads using plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Fruit and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet and that applies to runners too.

Fruit and vegetables are a rich source of antioxidants, naturally occurring substances that are found in certain foods that can help to prevent some of the damage (oxidative stress) caused by harmful free radicals.

Free radicals are generated during oxygen consumption (increased during strenuous exercise), exposure to pollution and UV radiation and over time can contribute to heart disease, some cancers, arthritis and inflammation. So, what can we do about it?

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