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7 Foods Every Athlete Should Eat


Exercising is an important part of staying fit and feeling good. But you need to eat the right foods to fuel every workout and event—otherwise, you’ll be left a step behind the competition.

There are literally thousands of different products appealing to every kind of athlete, from weekend runners to Olympians, all promising to enhance athletic performance. But which products actually live up to the hype? This list is designed to help you figure out which food items you should be eating on a regular basis…

 

1. Beets

Beets are one of the healthiest natural foods in the grocery store. Not only do they provide you with a full dose of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, they’re also great for detoxifying the body. The betalain pigments found in beets can help in the neutralization and removal of toxins that can make us feel drained or ill.

In essence, beets are the perfect food for an athlete. Beets are especially ideal for anyone who’s constantly putting their body to the test and who needs to rebuild muscle quickly and efficiently.

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