In addition to diligent training and commitment, nutrition is a major contributor to athletic performance. Depending on the intensity and type of sport or athletic craft you engage in, there are certain foods that must be considered due to their ability to enhance or hinder your performance.
Similar to a car, we can only run on the fuel we put in our body. We depend on fundamental nutrients to create the building blocks of our muscles and to allow various physiological processes to occur.
If you missed my lecture at the Whole Life Expo last weekend, or just wanted a recap, I outlined some of the key macro nutrients and foods along with their targets (after all in addition to eating the right foods, you have to make sure you're eating the right AMOUNTS of foods) to promote optimal performance and recovery as well as some critical nutrients to be aware of that are at risk of becoming depleted with increased physical activity.