Elite athletes, commonly seen as the epitome of health, actually have a tough time balancing the nutrients necessary for optimal wellbeing, with the high performance demands of their sport.
Regular people, concerned primarily with avoiding weight gain and feeling healthier, are told to eat like they were competitors in the Tour de France! - loads of pasta, bread and potatoes, which displaces all the quality protein, fats and veggies a truly healthy person needs to live life to the fullest.
The majority of so called experts out there are offering you advice straight out of a 1980's textbook, and while it's advice most people are still taking, that doesn't mean it's right.
Slowly, an awakening is occurring. An awakening from the agri-business and Big Pharma sponsored, inaccurately researched slumber that is conventional nutrition and exercise wisdom.
We evolved to eat real food - protein, veggies, nuts and seeds and very little carbohydrate, and certainly no sugar unless our Paleolithic ancestors were prepared to stick our heads into a bees nest! Our bodies haven't changed a bit since then, thus this is what we should still be eating. It's certainly no easy task in this modern world however, and the demands of some sports mean careful attention to detail is neccessary to maintain a high level of performance as well as keeping healthy.
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