The brain is the organ in the body that is most nutrient and energy dependent; it is also the organ most vulnerable to toxins in our system. The higher the quality of fuel you give it to work the greater capacity the brain has to perform at its best. Considering your brain controls all voluntary and involuntary coordination throughout your entire body processes, your body can’t be at peak performance if your brain is in a nutrient-poor environment.
Because the brain is so energy-dependent (or glucose-dependent, as I mentioned earlier), it’s also vulnerable to the poisons in our body’s waste elimination system. This is related to the toxic overload previously discussed.
Most athletes have the drive to succeed because they feed their brains well. If you give your brain high- quality fuel it can better control and coordinate the body’s movement at a much higher capacity than if you’re feeding it junk.
You want your brain to consume the highest quality fuel possible, so the higher quality nutrition you eat the better you perform.
What follows next are two lists of foods – the do’s and don’ts. These are very important to understand and follow as you build your strength and vitality through proper nutrition.
Do Not Eat
Artificial Sweeteners: YES, I mean all of them!!!!!!!!
Benzoate Preservatives (BHT, BHA, TBHQ)
Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
Propylene Glycol Alginate
Shortening, Hydrogenated and Partially Hydrogenated Oils: (Palm, Soy bean and others)
Textured Soy Protein
These ingredients in their own way have been linked to dysfunction Some examples are:
Allergies, Asthma, Dermatitis, Eczema, Hyperactivity, Headaches, Cancer, Autoimmune Disorders, Digestive Disorders, Inflammatory Disorders, Liver Disease, Kidney Disease, Fatigue, Obesity, Heart Disease, Stroke, and many, many more.
Good To Eat
by Dr. Thomas M. Mitchell, D.C., CCSP | Owner, Clinic Director Chicago Institute for Health and Wellness Copyright ©
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