So far, we know that all nutrients are not created equal. Your multivitamin might not be doing a damn thing, and your might be eating calories that aren’t getting used by your body. Worst of all, you might realize you spent hundreds of dollars on a form of protein that will make you wish you had installed better ventilation in your fortress of solitude.
You’ve just opened pandora’s box. You might have been relying on the safety blanket of all calories being created equal or eating your multivitamins with a smile on your face hoping that the supermarket brand vitamin company has your best interest at heart. You’re out in the cold now, looking for answers.
Fear not, dear reader, for JP is here to guide you to the promised land. A land where you’ll know exactly what your body needs, able to see through the labels, not unlike Neo in the matrix. A land of high performance, mental clarity and significantly less gas.
Anyways, before I get much more ahead of myself I would like to announce the introduction of a new series to guide you through all of the nuances of the most important nutrients in your life. In the essence of survival, there are a lot of questions you may have to be able to plan for the worst and still be in fighting shape.
These may include:
- What do I really need in terms of nutrients?
- What are the benefits of ______?
- What will happen if I go without _____?
- What are the best sources of ____ for my body?
- Where can I find ____ in nature?
- JP, do you know any cool stories about _____?
I’m planning to dedicate a post to the most important nutrients for survival and doing one per week to slowly but manageably increase your knowledge of the nutrients that keep you and your loved ones ticking. By the end of this series you will be equipped to make the best decisions in any situation regarding nutrition.
Here is a tentative list of the nutrients I’m planning to cover:
Vitamins: Vitamin A, the B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Amino acids: Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine
Minerals: Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Iodine, Selenium, Copper
Stay tuned for more updates!