Olympic Athletes' Superfoods
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Steven LopezI try to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, things high in anti-oxidants, acai, like the new fruit, super fruit. My mom does a lot of the cooking for me, so I do a lot of rice, beans, grilled chicken.
Mary KillmanWe eat a lot of vegetables; we eat a lot of chicken. Small portions throughout the day, it's what we have to do to get where we need to be.
Eric ShanteauI would say chocolate milk and peanut butter is the lifeblood of any athlete. It's instant energy that can last a long time.
Hyleas FountainMy thing is oatmeal. Oatmeal for me just kind of sticks to my ribs. It usually holds me over for the day, I don't have to usually eat too many big meals if I have a nice big bowl of oatmeal in the morning.
Nastia LiukinFor me it's really important to get enough protein in. I don't really eat too many carbs, it's more proteins and vegetables to make sure I have enough energy though to get through a seven hour work out.
Jennifer NicholsI don't know if you want to hear what my super foods are, because actually I really have a weakness for chocolate chip cookies when I'm in in competition and that's kind of my power food when I'm competing. In fact, I've had great results with that.
Alex MeyerI have a like pre-workout kind of shake-smoothie. I'll take a couple scoops of like a protein powder, throw it in there, some coconut oil because you know, cause being an endurance athlete I need to be able to run on fats.
Lauren CrandallIt's usually a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a turkey sandwich and an apple, something that can digest easily. Usually about three hours before the game. High carb intake, low fiber, low protein.
Kalya HarrisonI eat super healthy. My fiancé actually has a minor in dietetics so he cooks all of my meals which is awesome. I love guacamole: is that a super food?
Maya MooreEvery now and then, when I can afford to celebrate, like after winning a gold medal hopefully, I'll have a great piece of red velvet cake. That is my weakness for sure.
Hyleas FountainSomething that I'm going to probably splurge on would probably be a burger and fries. Fries are like my best friend, we get along very well. I love the potato.
Lauren CrandallI'm going to go to all my favorite restaurants and just devour some desserts.
Nathan AdrianIce cream. I really like ice cream, especially like cookies and cream or mint chocolate chip.
John OrozcoPizza, cause I love pizza that's my favorite food, but it's my worst enemy right now in training.
Kalya HarrisonOne thing that I'm definitely going to splurge on in London is a big ole' brownie sundae.
Jennifer NicholsI will probably be indulging in wedding cake, because I'll be getting married September 1st. And that will be my indulgence.
Nastia LiukinI don't know. I don't know what I will splurge on. Maybe on like a cookie.
Eric ShanteauI am going to go to In and Out every day for a week and get some good old fashioned cheeseburgers.
Tony AzevedoAnything involving velvet, red velvet.
Mary KillmanI want a red-velvet cheesecake.
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