Protect your body from the damage caused by running with these antioxidant-packed superfoods
Packed with protein and a huge variety of vitamins and minerals, lentils are a nutritional gold mine. Researchers at North Dakota State University, US, discovered that they possess a strong ability to neutralise free radicals, thanks to their high concentration of phenols. These compounds have been linked to improved muscle recovery and reduced risk of chronic diseases. "Lentils are also high in soluble fibre, which can lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar," says sports dietitian Tara Gidus. Which means it's well worth keeping your fingers on this particular pulse. Power up: If you're a lentil sceptic, try mixing your own burger patties and replacing half the beef mince with cooked lentils. You'll boost fibre, slash fat and barely notice.
You've misread the article Chris,
Most antioxidants will be found in fresh fruit and veg (as it says) but this just suggests some other foods the don't fall into this category.
I get plenty of lentils but not much of the other stuff! Still I do eat plenty of fruit and veg so I hope I am covered. Not nice to think of those bloody free radicals ruining my temple .
Thanks for the article.
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