This nutrition for athletes information is presented by Wellness Consultant and Exercise Physiologist Toni Branner, and professional dancer Caroline Lewis-Jones. This valuable information about free radical damage to your cells caused by exercise can help you make healthier choices in your diet.
Exercise and physical activity increase oxygen consumption and cause your body to burn more fuel, creating even more free radicals that contribute to this bombardment of oxidative stress. Over time, the cumulative damage adds up. The only way to counteract the oxidative stress caused by exercise is to eat whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains and beans.
Watch the video below to learn more about what the best nutrition for athletes really is.