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Focus on the Foundation
The point of foundation nutrition is not to begin to calculate one’s vitamins and mineral intake, but rather to shift the focus away from the macro elements of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. To ensure your body is getting the levels of vitamins and minerals necessary one must focus on what they eat on a daily basis. Carbohydrates, proteins and fats are easy to see but trying to isolate and recognize the micronutrients would be a maddening exercise. Make sure your diet contains a variety of local and seasonal vegetables from the land and the sea; dark, leafy greens; whole, sprouted grains; legumes, grassfed meats, and fresh fruits. The more vitamins and minerals you eat the less you will have to understand about nutrition.
About The Author:
Adam Kelinson is the author of The Athlete’s Plate: Real Food for High Performance. His business, OrganicPerformance.com, is dedicated to restoring foundational nutrition for an active life of health and sustainability through workshops, retreats and performance cooking.