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Six great seeds runners should eat:

Six great seeds runners should eat:

Once treasured by ancient warriors for their athletic-boosting powers, seeds today are most often used as a decorative garnish. But the small wonders contain essential nutrients runners need for optimal performance, yet are often lacking in our daily diets. These six seeds deserve to be front and center in your kitchen. SESAME Used frequently in many cooking styles, sesame seeds are anything but common. One-quarter cup delivers about 28 percent of your daily calcium needs, 24 percent iron, 35 percent copper, and 25 percent magnesium. GOOD TOSS Use raw or lightly toasted seeds (the pale or black variety) to make a crust for baked or sauteed fish, chicken, or eggplant: After dipping food in batter, roll in seeds before cooking. PUMPKIN One 160-calorie ounce contains 40 percent of the RDV for magnesium. Without enough of this mineral, studies show muscle weakness can result, ...

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