4 Pizza Slices vs. 4 Apples …

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4 Pizza Slices vs. 4 Apples …

Have you ever eaten 4 apples in a row?

I will bet that you haven’t!

However, I can almost guarantee that you’ve eaten 4 pizza slices in a row… I know I have (to be honest I’ve eaten a lot more than 4 pizza slices in a row and I’m not proud of it).

And I have never eaten 4 apples in row.

So why is this the case?

Well you can argue that it’s because the pizza tastes better lol.

However that’s not what we’re talking about here.

Your body is so intelligent and the things that it does are remarkable in my opinion.

The main reason why it is so much easier to eat 4 slices of pizza in a row and not 4 apples in a row is due to the micronutrient content in each.

As important as macronutrients (carbs, protein, fats) are for human performance, micronutrients are arguably far more important!

Micronutrients are nutrients required to sustain life in small quantities in order to orchestrate a range of physiological functions. Micronutrients also include vitamins, which are organic compounds required as nutrients in trace amounts.

Examples of micronutrients include iron, chromium, copper, zinc, magnesium, iodine and so much more!

Processed foods, or frankenstein foods as we like to call them, do not contain hardly any micronutrients because micronutrients exist primarily in real, fresh food.

Micronutrients are required to sustain life in small quantities in order to orchestrate a range of physiological functions. Make sure that your meals are made up of REAL FOOD that you can find in nature.

Your body is programmed to ensure that you are eating enough balanced micronutrients first and foremost so that’s why you can seem to eat an excessive amount of processed foods like pizza, donuts, sweets, etc.

The body will just keep eating in hopes to get the needed micronutrients which in the case of processed foods never actually comes.

In turn, an apple is alive and full of micronutrients so your body will signal being full much quicker because it gets a good supply in just one apple so there’s no need to keep eating more and more.

How cool is that?

This is why at Strong Athlete we are such big believers in eating REAL EARTH GROWN AND NATURALLY RAISED FOODS!!!

Because only a nutrition plan rich in real natural foods and naturally raised meats is going to delivery a balance of macro AND micronutrients needed by your body to get stronger, get leaner and perform at Superhuman levels!

So the lesson here kids is to make sure that your meals are made up primarily of REAL FOOD that you can find in nature and doesn’t come in box or package with an extensive ingredient list full of suspect names…

And more so, the more you spend your hard earned dollars on natural sourced and environmentally sustainable foods, the better off our planet is going to be for generations to come for all our future Strong Athletes.

Remember we are here to help you so tell us what your goals are, what you’re struggling with, and how we can help you by CLICKING HERE!

Coach G

Team Strong Athlete
Strong in Mind, Body & Spirit

About the Author:

A co-founder of Strong Athlete and former national level athlete, Coach Gaétan is a world-class performance coach and functional movement master who has worked for many years with elite professional and amateur athletes and individuals who want to take their health and performance to the next level. From cutting-edge strength & conditioning design and advanced sports nutrition protocols, to elite athletic performance mindset coaching, Coach Gaétan delivers incredible results for his extensive clientele. Coach Gaétan also specializes in addressing and treating chronic and acute injuries that keep hard-training individuals from achieving their full potential. To work with Coach Gaetan, email him at Gaetan@strong-athlete.com

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