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Nutrition and health matters
Everyone has their own ideas of what (and what not) to eat and drink before, during and after a long distance event. What suits one individual may not suit another but below are a few tips:
- Every stomach reacts differently and you need to find out in training what suits you.
- Drinking enough before the event will get the system into gear.
- Protein as well as carbohydrate intake is needed in ultra events along with appropriate fats such as fish oils and vitamin and mineral supplements
- Only drink fizzy drinks to clear wind as they make you feel full; do not have much tea or coffee as they are diuretic.