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Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You by Mark Allen, Brant Secunda

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Chapter Six
Optimum Diet Choices for Optimum Wellness
Eating is not optional, but the choices we have today abound. Food becomes medicine for the body and soul when wisely selected.
If there’s one advantage a highly trained athlete can have over most people who lead more sedentary lives, it’s being exceptionally attuned to what the body needs nutritionally. When you’re training and competing at such a high level of intensity, you depend on your food and water intake to sustain your energy levels, fuel your hard-working muscles, and help you recover quickly. You can really feel the effects of what you put into your body during an endurance event, such as a blast of carbohydrates that pleases the hungry muscles and sends a rush of euphoria ...

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