As promised we will be featuring in our Health Tips DFW Facebook page content that will help us. The following is a guide to Eating Better so you can Feel Better from TCR Chiropractic & Massage in Trophy Club TX.
Why Nutrition Matters
It’s not a secret that achieving good health requires eating a healthy diet. You know what they say “Garbage In, Garbage Out”. It might sound cliche, but there is more truth to it than people realize. Here’s why…
The average adult human body has 37 trillion cells, and those cells are completely replaced every 3-7 years. That means that your body replaces approximately 14.5 billion cells EVERY DAY. The raw material needed to replace those cells comes from food. That is why good nutrition is not only important, but it is ESSENTIAL!
Where Do I Start?
Proper nutrition starts with eating REAL FOOD – Fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, meat, fish, dairy and so forth. As author Michael Pollan says:
“Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food”
That means staying away from refined and significantly processed foods. The majority of calories consumed in America are carbohydrates. The over consumption of junk carbohydrates is the leading cause of obesity and weight related problems.
Supplements exist to enhance or add value to your diet. They are not designed to replace REAL FOOD. Supplements are helpful to fill holes in our diet due to eating constraints, palette restrictions and to boost performance.
- Eating Constraints – It can be hard to keep fresh food around if you don’t have a refrigerator available throughout your day. Perhaps your work/life schedule keeps you busy or away from home and you can’t bring an adequate amount of food for your day. In this case a protein bar, meal replacement bar or shake may come in handy to keep you fed and supplied with the proper nutrition.
- Palette Restrictions- Do your taste buds leave a gap in your diet when it comes to eating healthy? For example, it’s hard to get enough omega-3 in your diet if you don’t like eating fish. Essential vitamins and minerals can be left out simple because you don’t enjoy the foods that contain them. Supplements are helpful to overcome these types of deficiencies.
- Boosting Performance – chances are you’re not eating enough protein to optimally recover your exercise regimen. Did you know that cross country runners need as much protein as football players?
Recommendations for active populations range from:
1-2 grams of protein per kilogram (2.2 pounds) of body weight.
Recommendations for body builders and weightlifters range from
1-2 grams of protein per pound of body weight.
We recommend ADVOCARE supplements
SAFETY and RELIABILITY are my main criteria when recommending supplements. That is why our office recommends Advocare products. AdvoCare stands behind their products 100% and they are guaranteed free of any harmful, unregulated or banned substances. Professional and Olympic athletes choose AdvoCare because they know they are getting high quality products that will not violate anti-doping standards.
They provide products for:
- Health & Wellness
- Weigh Loss
- Exercise Enhancement
Dr. Aaron Young and his wife Jacqueline Young BS, LMT recognize the importance of good health and nutrition. You can have fame, fortune, fancy cars and beautiful possessions…but without your health you won’t be able to enjoy any of it. We choose to focus on what matters most in life – our family, our friends and our faith. We have dedicated our life’s work towards helping people overcome their challenges because everyone deserves to be healthy and happy!
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