Food powers your life. It fuels all bodily processes that enable you to move, think and breathe. There is no aspect of your life that is not influenced by what you eat. Fueling your body with supplements, processed food, fast food, sugar, fat and calorie-dense food negatively affects who you are, what you do and your ability to pursue your dreams and aspirations. Food is that powerful – use it to your advantage.
The nutrients in the foods you eat support the activities of day-to-day living, protect your cells from environmental damage and repair any cellular damage that might occur. Protein rebuilds injured tissue and promotes a healthy immune system. Both carbohydrates and fats fuel your body, while vitamins and minerals function throughout your body in support of your body’s processes. Vitamins A, C and E, for example, act as antioxidants to protect your cells against toxins, and B vitamins help you extract energy from the foods you eat. Calcium and phosphorus keep your bones strong, while sodium and potassium help to transmit nerve signals. Without a healthy diet, you might compromise any of these essential functions.
Nutrients are elements or compounds that are vital for human growth, development and function. Macronutrients, which are protein, fat and carbohydrates, provide energy, but also have other roles. You need large amounts of these nutrients on a daily basis. Micronutrients, required in smaller amounts, are vitamins and minerals that are essential components of biological processes occurring throughout your body. Healthy eating includes consuming high-quality proteins, carbohydrates, heart-healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and water in the foods you take in.
Learning and memory, illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease benefit from a healthy, reduced-calorie diet that includes a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables and foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as maca 1 of the 3 ingredients in QuinoAmino. According to an article published in “American Psychologist” in October 2011, reducing excess calories may offer protection against obesity-related neurodegenerative processes, cognitive impairment and reduced brain volume and function.
A study published in the May 23, 2009 issue of “Preventive Medicine” examined the effects of dietary patterns on mental health in two groups of subjects ranging in age from 13 to 15 years old. The three-year study reviewed behavior patterns of participants eating a Western diet of refined foods, sugary foods and red meats, and subjects eating a healthy diet, which included fresh fruit and leafy green vegetables. A higher percentage of negative behavior patterns involving depression, aggression and delinquency were associated with participants consuming the Western-style diet. Subjects eating the healthy diet displayed better mental health outcomes.
What do the elite eat?
You already know healthy eating can have a positive impact on your life, but just how far do these benefits extend? Strength, agility, coordination, endurance, speed and level of performance are all powered by the foods you eat. The elite understand the importance of premium foods.
Keep reading to learn what the world's most elite eat
Akwasi Frimpong, a former Utah Valley University track star, is making history at the 2018 Olympics as the first Winter Olympian ever from his home country of Ghana to compete in the skeleton. An elite athlete and an expert in nutrition, Akwasi is a HUGE advocate for quinoa which is the main ingredient in QuinoAmino, he says "I enjoy using QuinoAmino in my morning shakes and if needed in the afternoon as well. QuinoAmino helps me with my recovery and the maintenance of my muscle tissue, which is very important considering all the training load I put my body through daily as an Olympic level athlete."
Nine-time NCAA All-American and Olympic runner Colleen Quigley who graduated from Florida State University with a degree in dietetics, is also another advocate for quinoa as she states she eats a daily "quinoa power bowl."
Tom Brady five time Super Bowl champion and four time Super Bowl MVP with the
New England Patriots, attributes a daily bowl of quinoa as part of the secret to his long lasting success.
NASA astronauts eat quinoa, the so-called Super food - with a capital S - and it makes all the nutritional sense in the world. According to the FAO, quinoa is the food with the most nutrients per 100 calories. It has no cholesterol and does not cause allergies. It is so nutritious that NASA feeds it to crews on long space missions. Broadcasting from the ESA space station astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti happily says, "here at the International Space Station we’ll be eating quinoa sitting around at our dinner table in space, is a special moment for us and we are happy to be sharing it with all of you." Because of its texture, weight and substantial vitamin and mineral concentrations, quinoa helps make a difference in space.
It's not a coincidence
Now you know the foods the world's most elite are eating. The right foods supply the best source of power for your brain as well as your body, and have a direct relationship to physical, mental and emotional health stability. It is not a coincidence that quinoa and maca which are found in QuinoAmino are some of their key secret daily staples.