The 10 Best Superfoods for Endurance Athletes

These foods are loaded with antioxidants that will help you withstand any physical challenge

July 15, 2011
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It's no secret that the long, grueling workouts endured by runners, cyclists, swimmers, and triathletes take a toll on the body. Endurance athletes can suffer up to 200 times the free radical damage of regular folks. But how many of them know which foods and supplements to consume to fight the damage and recover faster?

Research shows that the combinations of antioxidants in whole fruits and vegetables are more effective than isolated nutrients at neutralizing free radicals. Here are the 10 best whole foods for endurance athletes, plus the supplements that aid antioxidant performance and recovery.

Try the Ancient Nutritional Formula for Peak Athletic Performance, The Paleo Diet for Athletes.

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