Protect your body from the damage caused by running with these antioxidant-packed superfoods
Going the extra mile(s) will whip you into PB shape, but it's not a one-way street for your health and conditioning. Training hard also boosts your body's production of free radicals - unstable molecules that attack your body's cells.
Over time, the buildup of damage can hinder recovery and increase your risk of falling prey to illness, according to sports nutritionist Marie Spano. So what's a runner's best defence? Eating plenty of antioxidants - compounds that can prevent that cell damage from occurring. For maximum benefits, runners should eat a wide variety of antioxidant-rich foods, says Spano. You won't fall off your dining chair when you hear that fruit and veg are excellent sources, but because they only stay fresh for a few days, the smart move is to stock your cupboards and fridge with antioxidant-loaded options with a longer shelf life.
Enter the RW all-star lineup of long-lasting, convenient and protective superfoods to seriously boost your health. And seriously endanger your PBs.
Picture credit: Plamen Petkov
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.
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Ltd. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |