Autumn is my favourite season. I enjoy observing nature’s incredible palette of autumn colours, as the leaves are turning into glowing yellow, warm orange, golden brown and some even fade to fascinating red. It is a great time to be outdoors and rediscover the local trails and forests, in preparation for the winter cross-country racing season. Unfortunately, autumn also brings with itself the arrival of the flu and cold season – sniffles, coughs, and sick days put many of our plans (or training plans, if you are a runner, too) to a halt. As the old saying goes, prevention is…

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My Hubby is half-Maltese so I have been lucky to have spent a couple of summer holidays in Malta with the family on his Mother’s side. One of the things I love about Malta is the delicious, fresh and healthy food that is so easy to find there – you can almost taste the sunshine and the breeze from the Mediterranian sea in your mouth! My Hubby is keen to preserve the traditional Maltese recipes which are popular in his family and I have been his keen student to master some of these recipes myself and make them a regular feature in…

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Chia seeds are among the most trendy ‘superfoods’ which are consumed by many health-conscious people all around the world. But do these tiny bird-food like seeds give a real bang for your buck or are they just one of the many hypes around modern day eating? I started using Chia seeds about 6 months ago after reading the first Deliciously Ella cook book, a hugely popular cult starter in the camp of healthy eaters. I have to admit that before picking up this book, I had no idea Chia seeds even existed! However, apparently, Chia seeds, which are related to…

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As a competitive runner, I am always looking for that ‘extra edge’ to take my performance to the next level. Having been a runner for a number of years, I have learnt that the solution is not necessarily training harder or running more, but sometimes more to do with what I do when I am not running or working out, such as what I fuel these workouts with. This year has been quite transformational for me from a nutritional perspective. In January I have embarked on a journey to completely revamp my eating habits and be more strategic about what…

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