A blood cell lasts 60 – 120 days, in 3 – 4 months your blood supply is completely replaced, in 6 months almost all proteins are replaced, even the DNA of your genes, and in a year all your bone cells are replaced, constructed entirely out of the nutrients you eat. So, you really are what you eat!! Cumulative damage from oxidative stress in athletes (who are aerobically fit but not nutritionally fit) can be neutralized by matching the level of physical activity with the amount of antioxidants in their diet, reducing the risk of injuries and illness.
With Proper Nutrition you can:
- Increase antioxidants and reduce the impact of harmful free radicals
- Increase your lean muscle mass and reduce body fat.
- Enjoy quicker recovery times, fewer injuries, less illness, and less strain on your immune system, work out longer and harder without creating further stress on your body.
Avoid sugar, caffeine, pyruvate, creatine phosphate hormones and other potentially harmful substances many athletes use to enhance their short-term performance. Be the best athlete you can be without running your body into the ground.
Exercise is beneficial to the body for a multitude of reasons. Yet exercise puts nutritional demands on the body as we burn more fuel and push our physical limits. Fruits and vegetables provide antioxidants that help minimize oxidative stress. Plants produce antioxidants to protect them from free radical damage due to radiation from the sun. Since we do not similarly produce most antioxidants, we have to eat fruits and vegetables to get them.
Bioavailability studies conducted on Juice Plus+ reported improved antioxidant capacity and reduced lipid peroxides, a key indicator of oxidative stress. In addition, researchers at the Medical University of Graz, Austria and the University of North Carolina, Greensboro found that Juice Plus+ Orchard, Garden and Vineyard Blends together were effective in reducing a marker for oxidative stress associated with aerobic exercise. In a follow-up study at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro Juice Plus+ was also shown to reduce oxidative stress resulting from resistance exercise (such as strength training) compared to placebo.
Juice Plus+ is good, whole food based nutrition made simple for athletes of all levels who want to enjoy the benefits of health & wellness to enhance their physical activity.