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10 Best Foods and Drinks for Exercising

10 Best Foods and Drinks for Exercising
You know exercise is key if you want to stay fit. But did you know that what you eat and drink can help you reach your fitness goals faster? By feeding your body the right nutrients you can ensure it’s getting the raw materials it needs to help you power through your workout and build and repair muscle afterward. Jumpstart your exercise program with these 10 essential food and drinks. OatmealWhen it comes to priming your muscles for a workout, carbs are your best friend. They provide glucose, the fuel your muscles run on. CoffeeIf you’re a java junkie we have happy news for you. OystersThese mollusks are loaded with iron, needed to build hemoglobin, which delivers oxygen throughout your body. AlmondsIt may sound counterintuitive, but the more intensely you exercise the more damaging free radicals your body produces. RaisinsSkip the energy bar and fuel up with a small box of raisins instead. WaterThink you need a sports drink during or after exercise? Your thoughts...

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