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What Desserts Are Good for Athletes?

I can’t live without sweets. Is it possible to have my dessert and eat it too—without undoing all the work I did training?

Ice cream might be cool on London's Great Gorilla Run, but it certainly won't earn you a PR. Via Shutterstock     Photo: Padmayogini

A:Sure, there might be times when nothing sounds better than a Twinkie or slice of cheesecake. But in addition to indulging, you can use that last course to improve your fitness—if you choose wisely. These are four desserts that promise to assist with muscle recovery, reduce inflammation, increase endurance, and boost your immune system.

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