The 10 Best Foods for Athletes

2015-02-26T20:32:00+00:00

Athletes know the importance of good nutrition. There is a nearly-unlimited number of benefits of having a well-balanced diet, such as improved energy, immune system, and overall health. Here are the ten best foods that an athlete can eat. Chicken It's no surprise that chicken sits atop this list. Just 4 oz. of a boneless, skinless chicken breast contains more than 20 grams of muscle-building protein. Chicken is also extremely lean – that same 4 oz. breast is only 120 calories and contains a mere 2 grams of fat. Broccoli Most Americans are mineral-deficient in their diets, and much of it [...]