08/02/2012 07:34 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

5 Power Ingredients to Fuel Your Workout

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D. Associate Nutrition Editor for EatingWell Magazine

Want to give your workout a boost? Five key ingredients can give your body an extra edge when exercising -- or recovering from your workout, as Joyce Hendley wrote about in the July/August issue of EatingWell Magazine. And as a bonus, she developed a homemade energy bar recipe that packs them all into a delicious, convenient bar to power your workout and help you refuel afterward. (Get the recipe for EatingWell Energy Bars and more granola and power bars.)

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Here are the five ingredients that can help power your next workout.

Power Ingredients To Fuel Your Workout

What do you eat to fuel your workout?

By Kerri-Ann Jennings

Kerri-Ann JenningsKerri-Ann Jennings, a registered dietitian, is the associate nutrition editor of EatingWell Magazine, where she wields her master's degree in nutrition from Columbia University writing and editing news about nutrition, health and food trends. In her free time, Kerri-Ann likes to practice yoga, hike, bake and paint.

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