Beth Cragg, Brookes Sport Ambassador

  • Hi, I’m Beth Cragg, a Performance Nutritionist registered with the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr).

    My journey into performance nutrition stemmed from my love of food and fascination in its ability to manipulate the workings of the muscles, brain and cells in the body. As an extremely active individual, my interest favoured the sporting world and I began to realise that food is a really important part of any exercise regime, as not only does it fuel our performance but it also aids muscle recovery, and this is crucial when it comes to being stronger and fitter.

    Using myself as a guinea pig for anything I wanted to try, I soon noticed a change in my own sporting performance: if I fuelled my body correctly, I could increase my endurance; if I ate to support recovery I could enhance muscle adaptations, growth and repair. This led to the attainment of an MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Oxford Brookes University and I am now a practising Performance Nutritionist in Oxford - so be sure to come say hi if you see me around!


  • Read my posts…


    • Covid-19 how to stay healthy during the crisis

      Covid-19 how to stay healthy during the crisis

      Tips to stay healthy while the coronavirus disrupts daily life
      Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:07:46 GMT

    • Supplements every Vegan needs

      Supplements every Vegan needs

      it's not always plain sailing being a Vegan
      Wed, 06 Nov 2019 09:46:32 GMT

    • Plants or meat? The answer may surprise you.

      Plants or meat? The answer may surprise you.

      Vegan diets are growing in popularity. As a nutritionist, I want to show how to embrace the vegan diet in a nutritionally complete way.
      Sun, 13 Oct 2019 08:25:18 GMT

    • The eternal struggle, killing the fat

      The eternal struggle, killing the fat

      Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand and should always be considered together to get the most out of training and enhance desired muscular and cellular adaptations. My blog post today will introduce the concept of metabolic flexibility, fat burning and the all popular, intermittent fasting…. Hope you enjoy!
      Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:16:35 GMT

    • To supplement or not to supplement? Beth Cragg on sports nutrition

      To supplement or not to supplement? Beth Cragg on sports nutrition

      Many supplements marketed to body builders, athletes and recreational exercisers promise big gains; some might burn fat and promote muscle growth, others may enhance power and endurance….but where do these claims actually come from?
      Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:59:52 GMT

    • The three T

      The three T's of using nutrition to maximise muscle growth

      Food is a really important part of any exercise regime, as not only does it fuel our performance but it also aids recovery. Being a massive foodie, I have always held an appreciation for the power of nutrition in both the clinical and sporting environment and love trying new recipes and sharing my knowledge with others.
      Wed, 30 May 2018 17:40:43 GMT