According to the CDC, only 27% of Americans consume more than 3 servings of vegetables per day. 3 servings are the recommended minimum required for reasonable health. It’s a pretty alarming commentary on the state of the average American diet.
We are eating way too much fat, way too much sugar, and way too many carbs.
It becomes even more alarming when you look at the actual nutritional value of vegetables themselves. Intensive, chemically-based industrial farming has been slowly depleting our soils of essential minerals for decades, each crop less nutritious than the one that came before.
According to this article in Scientific American, in the last 40 years, the nutritional content of iron alone has fallen over 37%. One study from the University of Colorado estimates that overall nutritional value has dropped 40-60% in the last 100 years.
Minerals are critical for enzymes, hormone production, and thousands of other biological processes that keep us healthy.
But it’s not just that we need the minerals from the plants.
The plants themselves need the minerals to make vitamins and other important phytonutrients. And these phytonutrients are not something we can easily create in a lab and packaged into a pill.
Things like L-theonine in green tea or theobromine from cacao.
Our only source is healthy plants.
So can we do to fortify ourselves against this loss in nutritional value?
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The importance of having a well-functioning and healthy immune system has become increasingly obvious in recent times.
Sadly, everyone seems to have a different answer as to how you should go about strengthening your immune system. When you go to your local health and wellness shop, you might see twenty or thirty products that tout their “immune boosting” powers. An Amazon search reveals thousands of results.
Well, we’re here to tell you about an effective and ancient remedy that has been in use for over two thousand years: the red reishi mushroom.
We’ve all heard about all the negative effects of stress and the modern lifestyle.
We’re all rushing around, overworked, in a constant state of fight-or-flight and it has disastrous effects on our health.
But what if “stress” wasn’t the real problem?
What if our bodies knew exactly how to cope with the intensity of modern life… if we just gave the body what it needed to thrive?
And the key may be one little mineral.
I hope this finds you healthy and able to still get outside (or inside) for a daily run during this trying time of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of us are grieving several losses including race cancellations. Though it's a bummer, I want you to know that your hard-earned training is far from wasted.
Those miles are in your legs and all kinds of wonderful benefits have occurred including the addition of mitochondria, adding new capillary beds for increased blood flow, and strengthening the heart muscle for future training.
As athletes, it's important for us to be proactive in maintaining a strong immune system. We're not only doing this for our own prevention but also our loved ones that we spend time with.
Read on for 5 tips to consider as you seek to stay healthy.