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Antioxidant herbs and spices
Article Type: Food facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 41, Issue 4
With the high demands elite athletes have on their bodies, the greater their need for protecting themselves from the stresses of training and competition. Although used sparingly in food preparation, herbs and spices can have significant health benefits, something English Institute of Sport Performance Nutritionists believe are a vital tool for athletes’ to use in their food:
A variety of herbs and spices are encouraged to ensure all essential nutrients are obtained and are a good way to offer variety to the nutrients available, whilst promoting food choices by adding colour and aroma to plain food, adds Lundy.
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