Staying fit and healthy is critical for professional IFBB fitness competitors like me. Luckily, SAN Nutrition has helped me immensely with my competitive preparations as well as in my everyday life by helping me with keeping up with the essentials of nutrition and supplementation.
It’s important to understand that it’s incredibly hard to get all the essential vitamins and nutrients your body needs through whole foods alone. It’s simply not cost-effective to eat that much food and no one has that much time. Below are a few of the reasons we aren’t always getting all the nutrients our bodies need.
Today’s agricultural crops are a booming business that requires certain techniques to produce foods in such large quantities. Many of our fruits and vegetables are bred through modified genetics to make the foods look visually appealing to the consumer. Unfortunately, the chemicals used on fruits and vegetables in order to emphasize their size, shape, and color also steal much of the nutritional value of the food.
On top of that, environmental toxins pollute our air, water, soil, and crops, creating a situation where our diets end up being depleted of specific nutrients and antioxidants our bodies truly need to stay healthy, such as vitamins A, C, and E. And while it’s great to have certain fruits and vegetables when they’d normally be out of season in your area, the problem with that is it means they’ve spent a lot of time being shipped and stored in unfavorable conditions which deplete nutrients even further.
Daily Habits and Poor Digestion
On top of what happens to our food before we even eat it, our daily lives can also affect the way we process these foods. Poor digestion is an often-overlooked issue that negatively affects the way we utilize and process the foods we eat.
Some of these daily habits are erratic eating schedules, not taking the time to fully chew food, eating on the go, and everyday stress that can influence the way our bodies absorb and break food down. These all add up to directly impact the way our bodies process the vitamins and minerals. To fight these effects, you should take a good prebiotic/probiotic like Cultivate. This gives you the digestive power you need thanks to natural enzymes that help completely break down food in the gut to ensure maximum absorption of nutrients.
Keeping up with the Essentials
Make sure you’re using a good multivitamin and mineral complex like Dr. Feel Good, as well as Eye & Vision Support for additional antioxidants. These ensure that you get all the nutrients your body needs as well as the most potent antioxidants you’re missing out on to continually ensure the delivery of optimal amounts of vitamins that you wouldn’t be getting just from just eating healthy.
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