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Top superfoods for energy and endurance

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Do you often feel lethargic and think it is just plain old tiredness? Fox 9 Fitness Expert Ali Holman from stopped by to show us some great SUPERFOODS to increase endurance and energy. To find out more about Ali's Online Workouts and Meal Plans, visit


Quinoa is gluten-free and known for its complex nutritional profile. It cooks in less than 15 minutes, and contains both high levels of protein and carbohydrates. Plus, quinoa has all nine essential amino acids, which are critical to the functioning of the human body.


Kale contains vitamins like magnesium, vitamin C, calcium, foliate, zinc and iron . Integrating kale into your everyday diet is easy and very beneficial to boost performance.

Add a few cups of kale into your morning smoothie. Or, prepare it as a side dish by sauteeing it with a little garlic and olive oil.


Bananas are the perfect food to consume 30 minutes before an endurance race because they are packed with complex carbs and potassium, which minimizes cramping and helps the cardiovascular system function. If you need a quick fix to boost your energy before exercise, eating a banana is a great idea.

Chia Seeds

Chia is one of nature's highest plant-based sources of complete protein. Chia's protein is fully complete and works to raise your energy levels right when you eat it.
Chia Seeds were used by the Aztecs and Mayans as a main energy source.
Nowadays, you can add to smoothies, cereals or in baked goods to give that extra boost you need.

Lean Beef

Iron is a crucial nutrient and lean beef has it. Additionally, lean beef is a great protein source. Elk, bison and less-fat beef are low-fat and high-iron types of protein.

Sports Drinks

Look for sports drinks with 4 to 6 percent carbs/electrolytes.

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