Eating this deeply-hued root veggie could help improve performance in the gym.
In addition to containing anti-inflammatory phytochemicals, beets are rich in nitrates, which dilate the blood vessels and allow more oxygen and nutrients to reach the muscles. Try this preparation, which also features antioxidant-rich cumin, from Philadelphia-based recipe developer Robert Luessen.
This recipe is part of our meal prep series. Find the full guide here.
Photography by Jillian Guyette. Recipe development by Robert Luessen.