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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Roasted Sweet Potato and Orange Salad Recipe
Randy Mayor

Beta-Carotene Burst

Sweet potatoes are a true super-food. In addition to being a great source of energy producing carbohydrate, they're packed with vitamins and minerals. One cup of sweet potato contains 20 percent of your daily potassium needs, plus energy-boosting vitamin B6 and more than 700 percent of your daily vitamin A needs (mostly in the form of the antioxidant beta-carotene). This salad also combines iron-rich spinach with vitamin C from oranges, which helps increase iron absorption.

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