For a nutrition boost, expand your plant-eating palette.
While many fit bodies favor kale and broccoli, there are other nutrient-rich options that athletes shouldn't overlook. Below, three foods to incorporate into your diet.
This root veggie that’s part cabbage, part turnip is a rich source of vitamin C and fiber. Try spiralizing it, suggests Franklin Becker, co-founder of Hungryroot, and make veggie noodles with sweet basil gremolata for a quick post-workout meal.
Despite being 95 percent water, cucumbers are also a rich source of vitamin K, essential for bone health and the prevention of blood clots. Choose traditional varieties or mix things up with lemon ones.
If you belong to a summer CSA, you may receive your sweet potatoes with the tops still on. Don’t discard them; throw these greens into a pan and sauté them with ginger and garlic for a flavor-packed side dish.