Eat Like the Red Sox
Fried chicken and beer are so 2011. A few bad apples may have received publicity for a bad diet, but that doesn’t mean the whole team isn’t serious about nutrition. In fact, this team is fired up and ready to do what it takes to improve performance, including eating a healthy diet. Team nutritionist Tara Mardigan, of the website the Plate Coach (theplatecoach.com), offers these items to players during the season.
These small brown seeds—a source of fiber, plant-based nutrients, and healthy fat—are a perfect addition to Sox smoothies.
Tart Cherry Juice
This drink’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a great choice for high-performing athletes. Make sure it is 100 percent juice.
Mardigan encourages players to add these raw chocolate bits—rich in antioxidants, magnesium, and fiber—to their yogurts and shakes.