Strengthen

strength·en

  1. To make strong or increase the strength of.
  2. To become sharper, more responsive to.
  3. To supply with more energy, support, reinforce.

It’s true: you really are what you eat. And that’s why some days you end up feeling more like a mushy cream-filled Twinkie than the strong, enduring powerhouse you aspire to be.

You probably already know that. That’s why, like all of us, you’re most likely trying to clean up your act and eat healthy.

But too many people automatically equate “eating healthy” with cutting calories, and that’s just not necessary for many people. In fact, it can be quite detrimental to reduce your fuel intake to the point where you have a deficit of life-giving nutrients.

Obsessing over calories and trying to survive on fewer calories than you need each day won’t give you a strong, healthy body. Even if you’re eating very few calories, you can still be eating unhealthy foods that weaken or damage your body. And at the same time, you can be missing out on the nutrients you need for health and strength (and, ironically, for a robust metabolism!)

Many people aren’t eating too many total calories; they’re just eating the wrong foods to get their calories (food energy). Rather than cut food and calories indiscriminately, you want to cut the foods that don’t bring value for your body—and the ones that actively cause harm.

And you actually want to add or keep foods that provide strength-building nutrients. That’s right—you may need more of some foods (maybe many foods!)

Your body will thrive, build muscle and strengthen when you focus on nutrients rather than generic calorie-counting. That means incorporating superfoods that are nutrient-rich to build strong muscles, bones, teeth and immune system.

Our immune system is directly affected by what we eat, drink, breathe and put on our skin. The poorer the diet, the weaker our immunity, and thus the more susceptible we are to health conditions ranging from infections to cancer.

And building or sustaining a strong body certainly can’t happen without the building blocks provided by essential nutrients. Our fitness and our recovery also depend on Performance Lifestyle Nutrition.

Choosing to strengthen your body by including superfoods in your diet is beneficial no matter what the rest of your diet is like. But the results are magnified when you’re eating an 80 to 90% or more plant-based, nutrient-rich diet.

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