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Medicinal Foods For Endurance Athletes

  • By Marni Sumbal, R.D.
  • Published May 30, 2014
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Pineapple

The bromelain extract in this fruit offers anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidant protection and immune support. Pineapple can curb a sweet tooth as well as help with digestion. For the most antioxidants, choose a fully ripened pineapple that is heavy for its size. For faster recovery post-workout, add 1 cup of fresh chunks to your favorite protein-rich smoothie recipe.

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