Eating fruits, vegetables at certain times is key for athletes

04/14/2010 | Palo Alto Daily News (Calif.)

Both fruits and vegetables improve the alkaline in the blood, which is important, but there is a three to five times greater effect from vegetables, which have similar nutrients and fiber to fruit but are lower in calories. Fruits may be best to eat directly after workouts to help replenish glycogen stores and offer a favorable muscle-building environment, while vegetables should be consumed throughout the day, Dr. Phil Wagner says.

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