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7 Weird Energizing Foods Runners Swear By

HARD CANDY
Make a stop at the candy shop before a run. Here’s one that will completely go against your idea of nutritious, energizing food… hard candy! One sports nutritionist advocates sucking on hard candy during a long workout. The fast-acting source of glucose will keep your energy up.

TART CHERRY JUICE
Pucker up! I’m not talking about kissing your loved ones before a marathon (although, do that too!) I just mean that when you drink Tart Cherry Juice, you won’t be able to stop yourself from making a funny face. But researchers suggest the antioxidants found in Tart Cherry Juice reduce the production of enzymes in the body that cause inflammation.

PICKLE JUICE
A marathon-master and Anesthesiologist rave about pickle juice for its ability to reduce pain. And let’s face it; a man in that profession knows a thing or two about turning down the torture! He reported that his muscle knots virtually disappeared after incorporating pickle juice into his workout prep. Scientists suggest this could be because pickle juice replaces the sodium and fluid lost through sweat, and that the acidity of the vinegar conquers the cramps.

CHOCOLATE MILK
Sports drinks only WISH they were chocolate milk! It contains protein to repair muscles post workout, carbs to re-fuel, and fluids to replace the sweat you lose during a workout. Another part of this sweet deal is sodium, potassium and magnesium—crucial for strenuous activity—as well as the Vitamin D for healthy bones. What’s NOT to love?!

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9:53AM PDT on Nov 1, 2013

Thank you!

2:10PM PDT on Aug 22, 2013

interesting. thought coconut water was a fad.

2:07PM PDT on Aug 22, 2013

Interesting,thanks for sharing

2:34PM PDT on Jun 18, 2013

noted

5:27AM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

Thanks for the tips.

3:40AM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

Thanks

11:53AM PDT on Jun 3, 2013

thanks for sharing

3:14AM PDT on May 27, 2013

Thank you :)

6:10AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

Thank you Samantha, for Sharing this!

5:41AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

I love beets and eat them raw on salads so i will have to try the juice.

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