Whether your goal is to win an Olympic gold medal or to have 120 years of incredible health running triathlons at 90 years old, eating healthy is key to living a maximized life. Most people think they are eating healthy, but truthfully are deficient in most aspects of their diet. If you want to live disease free and perform at the highest levels possible, here are some secrets to help you reach your full health potential.
The Olympic Level Eating 4 Secrets are:
1. Optimize intake of branched chain amino acids (BCAA). BCAA’s Increase muscle growth and anabolic function, and also strengthen the immune system that can be weakened following prolonged periods of exercise.
2. Balance omega-6:omega-3 fatty acid ratios. Reduces tissue inflammation that causes pain common to athletes while promoting healing and muscle recovery.
3. Alkalize the body. Reduces breakdown of muscle and the effect of acidity in joints while stimulating muscle protein synthesis.
4. Increase Nutrients. Nutrients (vitamins and minerals) are necessary for long-term recovery from exercise and for health. The most nutrient-dense foods are vegetables, berries and fish like salmon. On average, vegetables have nearly twice the nutrient density of grains.
In order to meet these requirements here are the top foods and supplements to add into diet.
Foods high in Amino Acids:
Natural Protein powder (no artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose)
Supplements w/ Amino Acids:
BCAA complete supplement
L-Glutamine 1-5 grams daily
Foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids:
Supplements w/ Omega-3 fats:
Cod Liver Oil or Fish Oil 1 tbsp daily
Flaxseed Oil 1 tbsp daily
Foods that are highly Alkaline:
Supplements to Alkalize:
Greens powder (vegetables in powder form, mix in water) 1 scoop daily
Juiced green vegetables
Foods to increase nutrients:
Vegetables (veggies have 2x more nutrients than grains) 5-10 servings daily
Berries (Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Acai) 2-4 servings daily
Supplements high in nutrients:
Whole Food Multi-Vitamin (recommended dose, must be whole food based)
Anti-oxidant and Greens drinks
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