Categories: Marathon Recovery, Pineapple, Recipes, Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple
One of my favorite things to do to expedite recovery after a grueling workout (besides foam roll til the cows come home) is to eat fresh pineapple. On its own, added to my recovery shake or worked into a side dish, I love it. Besides being delicious, pineapple is a great inflammation fighter. It contains a natural enzyme called bromelain that helps reduce swelling, inflammation, excessive coagulation and bruising. I find that when I have pineapple after a hard workout, I have less muscular soreness the next day. Pineapple is also packed with Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that boosts immunity, helps build and repair tissue, metabolize fat and cholesterol and a host of other great things.
Compliments of domestic diva Martha Stewart, here’s a great way to enjoy pineapple with another superfood: sweet potatoes.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple
2 sweet potatoes
1 medium pineapple, cored
2T vegetable oil
1/4t cayenne pepper
Coarse salt to taste
Good luck to everyone running the Blue Ridge and London Marathons this weekend!
Who else is racing?