The path to the victor’s podium will take many twists and turns for an athlete, and though there will variations to training from one corner of the world to the next maintaining a healthy, nutritious diet is a constant.
No training plan will overcome a poor diet.
Athletes do not need ‘dietary plans’ with clever marketing phrases and expressions of mystical approaches from far off places as a healthy of diet is universal.
A healthy diet does not have an ingredient list that requires a third year chemistry class.
A healthy diet does not include food ‘fast frozen’ in a far off plant, beyond environmental testing standards, that upon packaging has an acceptable level of metal content after being x-rayed.
A healthy diet does not require clever packaging that based upon a series of focus groups will capture the shopper’s aisle in the frozen food section.
A healthy diet is simple.
A healthy diet is not complicated.
Healthy wholesome food, grew from soil, once scampered along the ground, flew in the air or swam in the waterways. That is a healthy diet and the rest, will is ruining our health, destroying our communities and way of life, in addition to limiting the progress of athletes.
A healthy diet is simple and thus the following five foods, assuming there are no concerns of allergies and within budget, should be in every kitchen and part of an athletes daily diet.
• Oatmeal | Porridge | Quinoa (optimally)
• Broccoli (cruciferous vegetables)
• Fish, i.e. mackerel, smelts
It’s simple, keep it that way.
Prepared by John Davies
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