Diet

Want to know the secret to raising a champ?

The right way to fuel your kids for the best performance and support.

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It’s all about having the right diet with essential micronutrients, says a study in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Getting enough of vitamins A and D, iron and the antioxidant beta-carotene can help boost a growing kid’s cardio performance and muscle strength.

Make it a habit: Exercising and eating well increase fitness, says lead researcher Dr. Luis Gracia-Marco. Fuel your kid’s success with leafy greens and vegetables like spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes and bell peppers.