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GREEN FOODS FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE

Most of us resisted eating vegetables as children. For some reason, vegetables just tasted “yucky.” We preferred soda, candy and fried foods because they gave us sweetness and energy. Little did we know that mom and Popeye were right. Eating green foods is extremely healthy, probably in more ways than even mom imagined.

Green foods are simply vegetables of different varieties. They have an array of nutrients that put even the best formulations of supplements to shame. We do not realize that foods like broccoli, spinach, lettuce, wheat grass, spirulina, algae, sea vegetables and other green foods have a tremendous amount of digestible protein, minerals, vitamins and a powerhouse of phytonutrients too numerous to list.

Mixed into a wholesome diet, they can fuel our bodies for peak athletic performance.

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While Western society has been conditioned to think that we need

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