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3 vegetables athletes ignore

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.

rutabaga

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.
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cucumbers

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.
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sweet potato leaves

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.
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