Vegetables—the word certainly doesn’t bring to mind anything remotely close to sexy. In fact, for the majority of people, it represents a harbinger of childhood misery and the hours spent at the dinner table in hopes of getting your parents to understand that you simply were not about that vegetable life. For the sweet-toothed children, vegetables meant a forfeiture of delicious desserts unless you capitulated and worshipped at the Brussels sprout altar. But times have changed, you’re an adult now, and just as your life has evolved so too should your relationship with vegetables.

Vegetables are chock full of the necessary proteins, vitamins, and acids that are critical to your body’s functions. For example, beets perform amazing feats in your body like reducing your oxygen intake during workouts, allowing you to exercise for up to 16 percent longer. With that, here are 10 Vegetables That Will Make You Stronger (And Sexier).

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