25 Sep '12, 11am

Try raisins to fuel up on your next long run. Here's why: #runningtips

Turns out Popeye was on to something. Spinach contains nitrates, compounds that past research shows can improve running performance by delivering more oxygen and nutrients to muscles. In a new study from the National Council of Research in Italy, scientists gave participants two cups of nitrate-rich spinach juice or a placebo for six days. The spinach juice group performed better on a series of strength tests and reported less fatigue. Action plan: Eat spinach–or drink the juice–regularly. If the juice's potent flavor is too strong, try blending it in smoothies. Tart Cherries Improve Sleep Tart cherry juice is rich in melatonin, a phytonutrient that can improve sleep (and you need quality sleep to keep your immune system strong and speed recovery postrun). In a study at Northumbria University in the United Kingdom, subjects drank an ounce of tart cherry juice twice a day f...

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