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Eating to Win

This Teachers TV programme illustrates the effect of different foods on the body and how the amount of food we need to stay healthy can vary considerably depending on lifestyle. Gastronuts presenter Stefan Gates meets triathlete Matt Sharp to find out about the relationship between diet and fitness. A triathlon is a punishing combination of cycling, running and swimming, and Matt has to train at least thirty hours a week. Matt eats a lot in a day but his diet is scientifically worked out to provide not only the necessary protein, calcium, fibre and vitamins to keep his body in peak condition, but also the carbohydrate needed to provide the energy for so much intense exercise.

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