The vast majority of the human immune system lives in the gut. The health of this system has a profound impact on our lives…and even more on athletic performance. Food directly impacts a young athlete’s symptoms on and off the field. It dictates energy levels, sleep quality, joint and muscle recovery, soreness, and just about every other aspect of how they feel. What most people don’t realize is that all these conditions can be altered by the food that we eat!
This is precisely why we place as much focus on how young athletes fuel their bodies as we do on how they exercise and train their bodies. Food fuels every cell in our body. So the obvious question is, why not power our systems with “premium fuel” instead of standard unleaded? Especially when there really isn’t a premium price associated with premium fuel. It usually comes down to an issue of understanding and awareness.