Food is fuel. The better the fuel, the better the power. What do we need to fuel our bodies? Healthy, clean foods, with plenty of our needed macro and micro nutrients.

What is the difference between macro and micro nutrients? Carbohydrates, protein, and fat are all of our macro-nutrients. Some foods are most or completely one type of macro-nutrient, while others have more of a combination. At a smaller level comes the micro-nutrients and it can be a bit trickier to get all of these correct as there are many more and at specific levels. 

Why are these important? Our bodies depend on what we feed them to grow and get strong. If you are feeding your body the correct foods and nutrients you should have better energy, sleep, and strength. On the other hand, if you feed your body poorly you may drag due to being too tired, be unable to perform day to day activities, and feel sluggish and weak. 

So what's the problem, and why is it so difficult for us to get these nutrients if we know the amazing benefits that good food has to us? Consider all of the food that you have in your fridge, cupboard and freezer. Do you know how all of those foods were made? For instance, vegetables and fruit are both grown from the ground via roots, vines, or trees, while meat comes from animals. So what about those things in your cupboard? Chips, pasta, cookies, and any other processed foods, do you know where those come from and how they are made? I'm guessing not, or at least not everything. 

What's the best way to fuel your body? Eat a lot of vegetables, fresh fruits, and high protein foods either plant or animal sources. When you go to the grocery store hit the outer areas of the store and try to avoid the middle of the store filled with processed carb-rich foods. The more natural, and the less ingredients the food contains the better it is!