Perform to you Potential in all aspects of life including training, work & social life
by aligning and managing your lifestyle with the below.
Eat real food.
Nourish your body.
Think quality, not quantity.
Heal your gut.
Move like your ancestors.
Sleep more deeply.
Manage your stress.
Getting the foundation (diet) right is critical for setting yourself up for performing at your potential.
There are three essentials we need to survive: oxygen, water, and food. Humans can survive only few minutes without oxygen, and only a few days without water. Although without food we can last up to three weeks, it is from the quality of food we put in our mouths that determine if we
SURVIVE OR THRIVE.
The two types of nutrients in our food are macronutrients, which include protein,
carbohydrates, and fat, and micronutrients, these include vitamins, minerals, and other minimal dose
compounds necessary for the maintenance of metabolic processes.
When discussing the nutrient density within foods the focus is mostly on micronutrients and amino acids. Carbohydrates and fats are vital to health, our body has the ability to synthesise most of the fats it needs from the diet. This is not the case for micronutrients and essential amino acids sourced from protein, these must be taken in from the diet.
To function properly we need about forty different micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, and trace
minerals) . The importance of getting the foundation right with diet simply comes down to knowing 'Every single process that happens in the body--
from your eye blinking to your heart beating to your brain comprehending this sentence
you’re reading—depends upon these micronutrients.' It is known that if you do not obtain quality food, you are not providing your body the essentials to function as it should and disease begins to develop.
As nutrients support functioning in the body, deficiencies can impact every cell, organ, and tissue. Nutrient deficiency is linked to many health conditions including:
• Weakened immune function.
• Premature ageing.
• Cancer and cellular damage.
• Cardiovascular disease.
• High blood pressure.
• Lipid (cholesterol) abnormalities.
• Depression and anxiety.