Nutrition

What you should know about nighttime training and eating

Tell me if these scenarios sounds familiar: – you ran some errands after work and walk through the door at 8 o’clock. After putting away the groceries, greeting the pets and getting set up, it’s nearing 9 by the time you get on the trainer. – the kids are finally in bed. Their homework is …

How bad is alcohol for cyclists, really?

It seems that cyclists love their craft beers and wine as much as they love their coffee. After all, few things taste as good as a cold, crisp beer after a long day in the saddle while reminiscing about the ride with your girlfriends. But what are the potential consequences of those post ride catch-ups …

Breakfast for cyclists: what to eat when

  Breakfast. Whether it’s a smoothie, eggs, bacon, oatmeal, cereal, sweet potatoes or pancakes there are so many options and they’re all delicious. But not all breakfasts are created equal. Eat too much and you’ll feel bloated, under-fuel and you won’t have the energy for hard efforts, too much fibre and you’ll get the equivalent …

How do I eat while riding? Ask Ella

The night before I go on a ride I like to assemble everything, so I can spend the minimum amount of time getting ready and therefore manage the maximum amount of sleep. When I’m doing this, I’m always trying to find a reason to ditch that extra item I grabbed so I don’t have to …

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Ella Eats: Skin food pre-ride smoothie

This green smoothie is a creamy, delicious ‘skin food.’ With avocado, peppermint and coconut oil on the ingredients list, it’s jam-packed with fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins that will promote a healthy glow on the inside and out. Not only is this combination of ingredients designed to feed your skin, it will also provide you …

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Pickle juice, the cure for muscle cramps?

The exact cause of muscle cramps is not well understood and the cure is possibly more of a mystery. Many snake oils have been marketed to fitness fanatics, however new research, anecdotes and products have seen pickle juice on the rise as one of the most effective remedies. Does it work? Our diet and nutrition …

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Ella Eats: Mac ‘n’ cheese bolognese

At Ella, we are big fans of anything chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim cook up. From Skratch Labs to rice cake portables to their cooking books, ride fuel just tastes better when it’s homemade. Here’s a recipe from their newest book, Feed Zone Table: an indulgent mac ‘n’ cheese recipe to please the whole …

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Ella Eats: Salmon Steak Sandwiches

At Ella, we are big fans of anything chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim cook up. From Skratch Labs to rice cake portables to their cooking books, homemade ride fuel has never tasted so good. Their latest cookbook, however, focuses as much on good people as it does on good food. “Enjoying meals with …

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Boels-Dolmans’ recipe for success

The Boels-Dolmans team seems untouchable this season. They have won every event in the UCI Women’s WorldTour (WWT), and the series’ leader and world champion Lizzie Armitstead’s main competitor in the WWT rankings is her own teammate Chantal Blaak. While Wiggle High5’s Emma Johansson came close to taking a win away from Boels-Dolmans this past weekend, all other …

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