7 Toxins That Could Kill Your Workouts

Get fit without coming into contact with allergy-inducing chemicals.


How to avoid exposure toi toxins in your workout.The Smoothie/Snack Bar

Protein bars, shakes, and smoothies may seem tempting after a workout, but people with nut, wheat, egg, soy, or milk allergies should look at labels carefully, and if smoothies are prepared on-site, make sure they have a separate blender to use for those who are sensitive to keep those allergens out of the mix—or just skip smoothies altogether. Many are loaded with harmful food dyes and excess sugars and sweeteners, including potentially mercury-laced high-fructose corn syrup. Instead, whip up a healthy smoothie at home after a workout, and look to whole, organic foods—not energy bars—for your meals.

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