Antioxidant-Rich Foods for Runners
A Runner's Natural Defense
6 Power-Packed Running Foods
According to scientists at Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, whole-grain black rice is chock-full of anthocyanins, which are responsible for the grain's deep purple hue. "These are the same powerful antioxidants in blueberries and blackberries that have been shown to offer protection from diseases such as cancer and heart disease," says sports dietitian Tara Gidus, RD. Look for the rice at health-food stores and Asian markets.
Power Up: Combine cooked black rice with radish, carrot, and bell pepper; drizzle with sesame oil for a summery salad.Are you chowing down on the 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance?