Colorful Food

Good health is the residue of good fitness.

 

A good diet is essential to fitness because the diet provides the nutrients needed to fuel and power exercise.

 

The more elite the athlete, the more the need.

 

 

A good diet also provides the much-needed antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that counter the physical stress that accompanies and follows exercise.

 

 

And once again, more elite athletes have greater need of these.

This program uses food as medicine to improve exercise performance while instilling the metabolic conditions that contribute to good heath.

 

Let food be thy medicine.

A colorful, complex carbohydrate diet is a strategy designed to avoid the chronic diseases plaguing America.

It is based on stimulating the body to heal itself through a combination of colorful nutrition and intense physical exertion. The best combination to ward off diseases and aging.

It differs from other programs by its assumption that exercise is a daily component of life.

This program recommends specific foods and supplements because they are the foods that best meet the needs of exercising muscles. 

This is an eating program of colorful, complex carbohydrates, fatty fish, lean meats and healthy fats.  It is a diet for someone who really enjoys working-out and eating.

Food and Receptors

The sight, smell, sound and texture of food is the result of the interplay between the library of compounds contained in food and the membrane receptors of the eyes, nose and mouth. These interactions between phytonutrients and receptors make eating a joy.  The interaction of other phytochemicals are responsible for the other benefit they provide, improved health.

In The Athlete’s Solution, fruits, vegetables and legumes are the main ingredients in every meal.

In addition to fueling exercise, these colorful foods lower the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.

In addition to the benefits from exercise, there are other effects, directly attributed to the library of phytochemicals contained in the plant. These compounds include carotenoids, flavonoids and its subspecies of tannins, polyphenols and anthocyanosides. All in addition to its store of sulfur containing glucosinolates and nitrogen bound indoles.

These chemicals are part of Nature’s miracle libraries. They contain a vast ensemble of complicated compounds with difficult names and intricate chemistries.  The essential point however is simple.  Plants are good for health. Plant phytochemicals ensure healthy biochemical pathways by protecting enzymes, membranes and active sites from free radical attack. These molecules also promote growth, aid in repair and repress the formation and growth of cancer cells.

The more color and variety that meals have the more diverse the libraries will be. A diverse library of phytochemicals is always preferred over a large dose of a single one.

Nature showered Earth with an enormous variety of plants. They come in every concievable size and shape and are used for everything from rope to shelter.

The plants survived and propagated themselves by the unique ability to live in every environment they have been placed in.

Plants produce a universe of chemical compounds. They provide us with all the wonderful, colorful and complex carbohydrates we need in our meals well as a multitude of herbs and spices to flavor them.

Carbohydrates structurally makeup the colorful fruits and vegetables that grow round the world.Each plant contributes to the ecosytem and only a few become food.

Others have become the source for medicinal herbs and pharmaceutical drugs. That is because each plant contains a unique group of phytonutrients complexed to its store of polysaccharide chains.

The polysaccharide chains provide the fuel while the phytonutrients act as preventive agents that neutralize harmful agents and repress the body’s response to inflammation.

 So not only do colorful foods best meet the energy needs of people who are active,but they also provide the spectrum of antioxidants (flavonoids, polyphenols) healthy fats(omega-3s),and a host of natural anti-inflammatory foods (turmeric, ginger, garlic) that are essential to a proper recovery.

This is a non-pharmaceutical strategy that can best manage the pain and inflammation that follows exercise.  It's also a great preventive strategy to avoid getting arthritis.

The earlier in life this strategy is implemented, the stronger the benefit.

 Plants are so important that life for us would perish without them. As it is we become ill due to the poorly manipulated ones grown and manufactured by corporate farmers.

The air we breathe and most of the foods we eat are the products of plants.

Without plants, the human miracle of life would be aborted.

 The foodsare grouped based on the predominant pigment they contain.

Phytochemicals are bound up with the plant's polysaccharide core,they are advantageous to human health.

For the plant, they serve other needs like protecting it from the harmful rays of the sun, while utilizing its energy to grow.