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A World-Class UFC Fighter Shares His Views on Fitness and Nutrition

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  • World-class UFC fighter credits athletic success to proper nutrition and organic lifestyle, especially high amounts of fresh vegetables
  • Many athletes still make really unwise food choices, and there’s no telling how much their performance and recovery from injury would improve with proper nutrition
  • Many Americans eat far too much protein. Some nutrition experts believe most adults need about one gram of protein per kilogram of lean body mass, or one-half gram of protein per pound of lean body weight
  • Protein is clearly useful for building muscle mass. If your goal is to optimize your muscle mass and compete professionally, then higher amounts of protein may be appropriate

By Dr. Mercola

Can leading a healthy lifestyle contribute to excellence in professional athletes? According to world-class Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Rich Franklin, the answer is a resounding yes.


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