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Christopher 1 Taylor Christopher Coach Justin James PED155 - SEC7 February 26, 2013 In the article I viewed, a large assortment of foods are listed, analyzing how certain foods can not only benefit the body’s performance on the field but off the field as well. The foods in the article are categorized by which aspects of health are primarily benefitted, followed by a brief explanation discussing why. For example, foods that should be consumed for the purpose of building muscle and bone are eggs, fish, seeds, yogurt, milk, and water. However, if an athlete is focusing on how to help improve his heart condition, fruits, vegetables, yams, and dark chocolate are just a few of the items mentioned that are encouraged. Jim Carpentier, the author, describes how these heart-helping foods lower blood pressure and improve HDL cholesterol levels, which can potentially reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. The article further examines other areas of health specific foods target such as the brain, eyes, skin, muscle/joint soreness, and the
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Unformatted text preview: respiratory system. The information in this article regarding health-improving foods is extremely important for me to consider because I tend to focus strictly on how I can improve my strength and physique rather than how I can improve my overall health and well-being. For instance, I con-sume more than the daily recommended amount of milk solely for the protein and extra calories. In addition, I often consume the nutrients and vitamins from the same source of food item. It is critical for a person to receive these type of body essentials from a variety of foods. Therefore, after gathering this information from reading Carpentier’s article, it is necessary that I apply what I have learned into my everyday diet and eating habits. Works Cited Christopher 2 Carpentier, Jim. “Foods That Help Athletes On And Off The Field.” Get Bigger, Stronger, Better, Faster. Stack, 26 Feb. 2013. Web. 26 Feb. 2013. ( )....
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  • Spring '13
  • JustinJames
  • Nutrition, lower blood pressure, HDL cholesterol levels, Jim Carpentier, specific foods target

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