Enhanced Athletic Recovery Without Undermining Adaptation

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NutritionFacts .org
01 Aug 2020

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DESCRIPTION: Might the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of plant-based diets undermine some of the benefits of exercise?

More on enhancing athletic recovery in my recent three-part video series:

1. Reducing Muscle Fatigue with Citrus (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/reducing-muscle-fa
2. Reducing Muscle Soreness with Berries (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/reducing-muscle-so
3. Preventing Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress With Watercress (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/preventing-exercis

Then there's my 15-video series on using nitrate-rich vegetables to boost athletic performance starting with Doping With Beet Juice (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....os/doping-with-beet- and ending with So Should We Drink Beet Juice or Not? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/so-should-we-drink

More examples of plants over pills in:

• Produce, Not Pills to Increase Physical Attractiveness (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/produce-not-pills-
• Raisins vs. Jelly Beans for Athletic Performance (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/raisins-vs-jelly-b
• Prunes vs. Metamucil vs. Vegan Diet (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/prunes-vs-metamuci
• Can Folic Acid Be Harmful? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/can-folic-acid-be-
• Lutein, Lycopene, and Selenium Pills (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/lutein-lycopene-an

If it's lemon verbena's antioxidant content, then there may be a better option. See The Healthiest Herbal Tea (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/the-healthiest-her and Better Than Green Tea? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/better-than-green-

I'll continue this thread in my next video, Preserving Immune Function In Athletes With Nutritional Yeast (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/preserving-immune-

Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/enhanced-athletic- and he'll try to answer it!

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