Protect your body from the damage caused by running with these antioxidant-packed superfoods
The runner's favourite provides a healthy dose of vitamin E. "This antioxidant may protect your good cholesterol, in turn helping to lower your heart disease risk," says Spano. A study found that subjects who supplemented their diets with extra vitamin E experienced less oxidative stress and muscle damage after exercise than those who did without. Peanuts also pack resveratrol, the same heart-protecting antioxidant found in red wine - but feel free to let that slip your mind next time you need an excuse to crack open the Rioja.Power up: You already know the toast thing, right? Up your culinary ambition by whisking together peanut butter, olive oil, grated ginger, red chilli flakes and rice vinegar for a vinaigrette that would make Jamie and Nigella proud.
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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