Food for Fitness

Registered Dietitian and Certified Athletic Trainer Dana Angelo White picks the best recipes for energy and recovery. Here's what to eat, and why.

Cardio-Friendly Foods

Replenish your energy stores after a cardiovascular workout with these complex carb-rich recipes.

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Wild Rice and Barley Salad Recipe
Randy Mayor

Heart-Healthy Grains

Mixed-grain salads deliver a satisfying combination of flavors and textures as well as folate and vitamin E for a strong and healthy heart―very important for those cardio workouts! Adding beans to grains creates the key combination of protein and carbs that helps muscles repair and refuel themselves. Enjoy this salad for lunch, or pair it with lean protein like chicken or fish for a powerhouse dinner.

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