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The Best Energy Foods for Swimmers

Not all foods are equal in terms of nutritional value. Here are some that are not only excellent at supplying ready energy, but are also loaded with natural vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

  • Brown Rice – Whenever you have the choice between whole grains and processed, always take the whole grain option.
  • Nuts – Walnuts and almonds are especially good. Many nutritionists recommend that you eat about an ounce of nuts per day.
  • Broccoli – Rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
  • Sprouted Seeds – Sprouted seeds from fruits and vegetables (watermelon, lentils, mung beans, and adzuki) are easy to prepare and can be used in soups, on salads, or as a side dish.
  • Beetroot – another antioxidant rich food
  • Unsweetened chocolate – Chocolate is rich in flavonoids and is good for your heart, circulatory system and even mental health.
  • Apricots – Tasty and really good for you. Apricots are the broccoli of the fruit world.