As a sports nutritionist, Iâ€™m always on the lookout for research about how various foods can enhance athletic performance, speed recovery, and build muscle mass. When I pass this info on to my clients, they often feel the effects quickly, and I relish remarks they share like, â€œWow, what a difference!â€ or â€œI feel 10 years younger.â€ So I rounded up 11 foods currently on my â€œeats for athletesâ€ list, plus the research behind why they deserve a place on your training table, and simple, healthy ways to take advantage of their benefits.
Check out the full list here: 11 Fitness Foods to Help You Get in Shape Faster
Cynthia SassÂ is a nutritionist and registered dietitian with masterâ€™s degrees in both nutrition science and public health. Frequently seen onÂ national TV, sheâ€™s Healthâ€™s contributing nutrition editor, and privately counselsÂ clientsÂ in New York, Los Angeles, and long distance. Cynthia is currently the sports nutrition consultant to the New York Rangers NHL team and the Tampa Bay Rays MLB team, and is board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics. Her latest New York Times best seller isÂ S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches. Connect with Cynthia onÂ Facebook,Â TwitterÂ andÂ Pinterest.