Beets. Those deep crimson, dark purple, bleeding root vegetables are an unlikely hero in the world of running. Runners have long touted the benefits of beets, citing anecdotal evidence of their miraculous race times and fresh legs after chugging beet juice. But these stories aren’t placebo: science has concretely shown some incredible outcomes of beet compounds on running.
Take Heart! Eat An Apple
Apples – and apple-picking – are as much a part of autumn as school supplies and raking leaves. But there’s more to this all-American fruit (which actually originated in China) than a sweet crunch and cider.