The Checkup: The Unexpected Food That’s Packed With Post-Workout Powers

And more healthy headlines for your morning.

• Sometimes, when my family eats out, a plate will be garnished with a flower and my mom will swallow it right down with the rest of her meal. “Mom, it’s for decoration, you don’t eat it … ” we all say. But perhaps she’s onto something. (Mom’s are always right, aren’t they?) Perhaps flowers are more than a beautiful decoration. According to science, edible flowers offer a whole host of health benefits including some serious post-workout anti-inflammatory powers. [Runner’s World]

• Just because you’re a runner who can’t touch their toes doesn’t mean you can’t do yoga. In fact, yoga could make you a better runner. [Fitness]

• Get ready to go olive-oil shopping: Harvard says the Mediterranean Diet is the best for weight loss. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• It’s a battle of the butters: Peanut or almond butter? Dun, dun, dun. [Well + Good]

• Okay, I’m not going to beat around the bush here: It’s probably about time you started eating way more … beets. (Why, yes, I do think I’m hilarious.) [LA Times]

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