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What Do Athletes and Porsches Have In Common?
The answer to this is they both run optimally when powered by premium fuel. Considered one of the finest built sports performance vehicles in the world, the Porsche demands a minimum octane grade of 91. And although the notion that lower fuel grades do not warrant detrimental engine effects, the majority consensus is top-grade fuel yields longevity and peak performance and the same holds truth for the fuel pumped into athletes’ bodies.
The more quality “whole foods” consumed, in balance, the more athletes can properly nourish and repair on a cellular level.
Whenever possible, particularly as it concerns meats and thin skinned fruits/vegetables, eat organic. Prolonged exposure to pesticides herbicides/hormones commonly used in non-organic, genetically modified foods can disrupt natural hormone balance, leading to an array of dysfunctions. It also significantly increases the risk of cancer.
Organic foods are generally more expensive than non-organic foods. However, studies show that consuming organic foods minimizes the stress of toxins in the system that, in turn, lead to a lessened probability of developing certain illnesses and diseases down the road.
In the long run, that is money saved and enhanced quality of life. Although organic food may not always be an option, the key is choosing it when possible and making healthy choices. Wise choices, in this scenario, yield improved health and a higher level of performance.
Do you aspire to be the Porsche that runs the fastest longest? Will you make the choices that dramatically increase this likelihood? Here’s the bottom line - high-grade fuel equals enhanced performance. What’s in your tank?
Short list of “high-grade” foods:
Grass-fed beef, chicken and bison
Beans (black, kidney, pinto)
Start eating healthy today.