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What do beer, berries, and chocolate milk have in common? They're all good for runners. Here's how:

BLUEBERRIES PROTECT YOU ON LONG RUNS Physiologists from Appalachian State University gave runners a cup of blueberries daily for six weeks; a second group had no blueberries. Participants then ran for two-and-a-half hours. The results (published in May) show the berry-eating runners had more immune cells and less inflammation and oxidative damage before and after the run. Researchers believe anthocyanidins in blueberries are responsible for the protective benefits. ACTION: During training, have blueberries or other anthocyanidin-rich foods (blackberries, pomegranate juice) daily. A PINT OF BEER HELPS PREVENT COLDS In a study from Munich University published this year, runners drank one to one-and-a-half liters of nonalcoholic beer (NAB) daily for three weeks and then ran a marathon . Afterward they drank NAB for two more weeks. Compared to nondrinkers, the NAB group had mo...

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