The Truth About Sports Nutrition

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There are many safe, natural and nutritional products available to support everyone from daily joggers to weekend warriors to those that want to bulk up.Here's a rundown of a few common myths about sports nutrition, and the facts and research to disprove them.

To achieve a fit and muscular physique, the average person—your customer—does not have to train like Arnold Schwarzenegger did in his prime. After coming to America from Austria as a teenager, he won Mr. Olympia at the age of 20, becoming the youngest man to do so.

The problem with his accomplishment was that it was not natural. While Schwarzenegger put in countless days and hours in the gym, he was also aided by performance-enhancing steroids, a claim that Arnold admitted he does not regret (1).

Does building muscles mean you have to use steroids? No. This is one of the many myths surrounding sports nutrition.

The reality is that there are many safe, natural and nutritional products available to support everyone from daily joggers to weekend warriors to those that want to bulk up. What follows is a rundown of a few common myths about sports nutrition, and the facts and research to disprove them. 

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Published in WholeFoods Magazine, September 2015