We can all probably agree that healthy eating is a good idea. So we also agree that a diet high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, lean meats is healthier than a diet of processed food, high fat meats, and refined grains.
But what about cost? Isn't all that "healthy" food more costly? The Harvard School of Public Health has concluded that the answer is NOT REALLY! In their studies of 10 high income countries, the healthy diet named above costs only $1.50 per day more.
Wow! Food choices just got a lot easier! Combine this type of eating with regular core strength exercise at MVP, and you will feel invincible!
If you are athletic, you are probably aware of your body's need for protein. It is necessary for rebuilding and preserving body tissue. But many people get too much of it. Did you know that eating more than 45% of your caloric intake as protein can trigger nausea, weakness, diarrhea, and for some, kidney stones and dehydration? It may also contribute to osteoporosis by leeching calcium from your bones.
The Institute of Medicine's recommendation is for 10% to 35% of total calories to be protein, and a high protein diet is considered to be 25% to 30% of overall intake.
Pay attention to how you feel, particularly when exercising....Feeling good is what it's all about!
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