Easily digestible carbs—the kinds that are plentiful in pears and potatoes—quickly convert to fuel in your body, giving you the steady energy you need to power through a tough workout, experts say. (So get your carbs in pre-workout.) Other white foods, such as turnips and leeks, are high in nitrate, which can make your cardiovascular system more efficient and decrease the amount of oxygen you need during exercise so you’re extra-speedy, according to a review published in Sports Medicine. These veggies also boost blood flow to your muscles, helping you work harder and longer.
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