Research shows the quirky antioxidant called quercetin – found in common everyday foods like apples, red onions, tomatoes and capers – could help increase endurance during your workout and provide anti-inflammatory benefits afterward. Here are a few ways you can use these foods to add more energy to your meals.
Quick quercetin fixes:
Sprinkle drained capers over salads or whole-grain pasta.
Add chopped organic tomatoes and sliced red onions to salads or sandwiches
For a quick homemade salsa: Chop organic tomatoes, cilantro and green chilis and add a splash of lime juice. Use as a topping for fish or turkey burgers or mix salsa with tuna for a fat-free sandwich filling.
Add raspberries to plain low-fat yogurt or cottage cheese – perfect for postworkout.
For a sweet snack: Combine unpeeled red-apple chunks with raspberries and red grapes and drizzle with a teaspoon of honey.
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