While we've heard the saying "You are what you eat" for a long time, it's becoming clear that eating a balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables is crucial to achieving this goal.
Traditionally, meat and dairy products have been considered the best sources of protein for achieving top athletic performance. However, recent evidence suggests that all protein originates from plants, and animals are merely the middlemen. The protein in a steak comes from the plants that the cows ate. Interestingly, some of the strongest animals on the planet, such as gorillas and elephants, only eat plants.
Protein is made up of chains of molecules called amino acids. There are 20 amino acids found in nature that the body can use to build protein. Out of these 20 amino acids, 9 are considered essential, meaning that the body cannot produce them itself, and they must be obtained from the diet. Plants contain all nine essential amino acids; however, it's important to ensure that the diet is varied to obtain all of the amino acids.
Adding plant-based superfoods to the diet can contribute significantly to achieving top performance. For example, wheatgrass juice, organically produced outdoors, contains 20 amino acids, high levels of chlorophyll, and is rich in vitamins A, B5, B12, and E to boost energy levels and performance. During training for the 2012 Olympic Games, British athletes used beetroot juice as a natural performance enhancer!
So what exactly do superfood juices do for us to help performance?
Pre-workout benefits: Research has shown that consuming wheatgrass juice before exercising improves the body's blood oxygen levels. Additionally, researchers believe that wheatgrass might improve blood oxygen during the recovery stages of exercising as well. This means that it gives an extra boost when working out.
Nutrient boost: Wheatgrass juice contains high levels of vitamins A, B5, B12, and E, which are excellent nutritional boosts when exercising. One shot of organic outdoor-grown wheatgrass juice contains more than enough vitamin B12 for daily recommended needs. Vitamin B12 is essential for keeping the body's nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA. Red blood cells carry oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the body, so athletes need to consume a generous amount of vitamin B12.
Improved circulation: When exercising, the heart rate increases, and blood flows quicker. Wheatgrass juice nourishes cells and organs to keep them strong and prevent damage while improving circulation. In a 2004 study, wheatgrass juice reduced the blood transfusion requirement in patients with thalassemia major, a genetic blood disease. Additionally, a 2011 study published in the International Journal of Universal Pharmacy and Life Sciences reports that wheatgrass can be beneficial in increasing platelet count.
Energy boost: Rich in vitamins A, B5, B12, and E, wheatgrass juice helps increase vitality and provides a long-lasting energy boost. The extremely high levels of chlorophyll in wheatgrass juice can help the body build red blood cells, which carry oxygen to different organs and tissues in the body, invigorating them along the way.
Faster healing time: Wheatgrass juice helps to heal faster from injuries and illnesses. The nutrients in wheatgrass not only protect the immune system, but they also help to recover from colds, the flu, sports injuries, surgery, or any ailment. When the body is injured, it requires a rush of amino acids to repair what has been damaged, and as Wheatgrass Juice has high quantities of these, it can fast-track the healing process.
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