HWHR-Energy for Everything - She Runs Eats Performs

Episode 6

Published on:

19th Oct 2020

HWHR-Energy for Everything

HWHR-Energy for Everything

We need Energy for Everything, including our running. So, today in our HWHR mini episode we give you an overview of the key nutrients needed as building blocks in energy production so you can have high levels of energy for everything you need to do. 

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Show Notes


Outlining the 4 key nutrients to be discussed then moving on to introduce each one and explain their relevance to energy production. 


Thinking about the impact of depleted levels of these key nutrients on a mid-life female runner 


Delving into the food sources of these 4 key nutrients and considering foods that contain all the key nutrients to help keep meal preparation easy.  


Key Takeaways:

  1. We talk about 4 key nutrients here, but remember there are many nutrients involved, in some capacity, in the production of energy.
  2. These 4 nutrients (iron, copper, Mg and B-vits) tend to have multiple roles within the Krebs cycle (energy production), especially Mg and the B-vits
  3. Remember poor energy production could impact on your everyday health AND your running performance
  4. Poor energy could result in poor recovery from training as well as an increased risk of injury and illness
  5. To help prevent insufficiency of any of these key nutrients it is important to eat the foods that contain them FREQUENTLY and keep it CONSISTENT
  6. Some foods contain ALL of the key nutrients, which helps keep it simple and easy when preparing meals/snacks e.g. legumes and nuts and seeds. 


The suggestions we make during this episode are for guidance and

advice only, and are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment.

If you have any concerns regarding your health, please contact

your healthcare professional for advice as soon as possible.

Aileen Smith and Karen Campbell met at as nutrition students (Institute for Optimum Nutrition, London) and became lifelong friends and nutritional buddies! Both have a love of running and a passion for nutrition, delicious food and healthy living.

Together they host RUNNERS HEALTH HUB. A place for like-minded runners who are looking for simple ways to support running performance, energy, endurance, and general great health.

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Aileen and Karen


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About the Podcast

She Runs Eats Performs
for mid-life female runners of all abilities
Are you confused about the science around nutrition for runners? Listen in to learn about the WHY, HOW, WHAT, and WHEN of eating to fuel your running performance.

We are here to help you translate sports nutritional science, into easy to apply tips and plans, helping you enjoy peak running performance. We focus on the FEMALE FACTORS every mid-life woman needs to know to be a healthy runner.

About your host

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Aileen Smith

Nutritionists, Educators, Podcasters, Runners and Friends

We have a love of running and a passion for nutrition, delicious food and healthy living. She Runs Eats Performs for female runners of all abilities who are looking for simple ways to improve their running performance and their health with nutrition and lifestyle.
We enjoy sharing our nutritional expertise, reviewing the latest sports science and most of all helping you to take easy action so you can enjoy your running life to the full.
We are here to help you achieve great health and good shape whilst staying injury-free with easy-to-understand sports nutritional concepts and easy-to-implement tips and plans.

Aileen and Karen are BANT and CNHC Registered Nutritional Therapists.