Well, it’s all very good and well me telling you that you should be working out throughout the day, and that you should be eating perfectly, and that you should be taking long swims in freezing cold water in the morning.
Problem is, we don’t have time for that and our bodies are now so maladapted that they wouldn’t handle it. Even fixing your diet – getting rid of all that unwanted processed food, reducing the number of total calories, getting more fiber, reducing simple carbs… it’s a lot of work and can get quite complicated. Which is why the best place to start is by fixing one of the biggest issues with modern life. That is: the lack of micronutrients.
Micronutrients are vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants, and other active ingredients in our food that our body uses for a wide variety of different purposes. What many people don’t realize is that we literally are what we eat. You hear this a lot, but many people assume that it is a kind of metaphor. But no: your body takes in the nutrients that you consume and then it uses those nutrients to actually rebuild your body.
Example, your bones are made partly from calcium, and magnesium. These also help to strengthen your connective tissue (tendons and ligaments), your teeth, and your nails. Connective tissues similarly benefit from the likes of collagen (found in bone broth) which also helps to improve your skin.
If only you could get more fruit and vegetables in your diet then, you would become the healthiest and most effective version of yourself. And that in turn might then give you the energy and willpower to do the rest. Fruits and vegetables can even supercharge your metabolism, helping you to burn through much more fat!
- Misty Cassady