Mind Your Micro's - Why You Need To Eat More Veg!

I wrote this article for the team at CrossFit Soul Rebel but I think it's important for all of us to know! 

Eat. More. Vegetables. Sounds pretty damn simple right? You would be surprised though how many clients I see that just aren’t eating many, if any, vegetables.

There seems to be a big focus, particularly in a gym/CrossFit environment, on “macros” – these are carbohydrates, fats and protein that provide the body with fuel. “Micro’s”, or micronutrients, on the other hand, barely seem to get a mention.

Micronutrients are the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that drive the thousands of biochemical reactions in the body. They also allow your body to “unlock” the energy in food. If our diet is lacking in sufficient micronutrients, energy cannot be produced, leaving us feeling tired and sluggish. It’s really these micronutrients that make our bodies tick and provide us with the energy we need to live an epic life.

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