11 Fitness Foods to Help You Get in Shape Faster

As a sports nutritionist, I'm always on the lookout for research about how various foods can enhance athletic performance, speed recovery and build muscle mass. When I pass this info on to my clients, they often feel the effects quickly, and I relish remarks they share like, "Wow, what a difference!" or "I feel 10 years younger."

Here are 11 foods currently on my "eats for athletes" list, plus the research behind why they deserve a place on your training table and simple, healthy ways to take advantage of their benefits.

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