The topic of supplementation can elicit a wide ranging set of opinions and beliefs. On one side you’ll find firm believers that dictate all nutrients should come only from natural, whole-food sources. Others will say that high dose supplementation may be required to promote healing and support the demands of overall health and athletic performance.
Topics focused on fueling performance in sport and competition.
For the majority of my life, I struggled with on-going colds, infections, and respiratory issues. As a child and continuing as an adult, medical professionals would prescribe pills, perform tests, and this repeated itself over-and-over again. It wasn’t until a few years ago, when I began a journey of optimizing my diet and increasing physical activity, that things changed dramatically.
I use to consume two, 16oz cans of Rockstar Organic Energy Drink, every day. I’m active. I train for running and triathlon races. My diet is plant-based. I look for healthy, organic food and beverage choices. I had no idea what was in store for me, until I changed my behavior.
This late-summer triathlon features a fresh mountain-fed lake, open water swim, with a hearty and scenic ride through rural countryside, wrapped up with a road run along the densely wooded Foster Lake and Hughes Creek. All of this is brought together with great event organization and execution, delivering one of Oregon’s best triathlon festivals.
Might the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of plant-based diets undermine some of the benefits of exercise?