As an athlete or a parent, you might be thinking, “Why should I choose whole foods over supplements?”
Good question. There are ample reasons why. Let's start with the fact that the right whole foods offer more pure nutrition than supplements. That’s because whole foods include components not available in pills and powders, like providing a synergistic value that supplements can’t match.
Now let's take a quick look at powders. Regular supplementation with powders often creates excess calories, naturally decreasing the amount of whole foods an athlete consumes as well as decreasing muscle protein synthesis.
Another factor is price. Don’t discount the financial impact in the debate between whole foods and supplements. In most cases, whole foods are going to be a better price option than supplements.