The Body

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Despite what you researched on the Internets, eating a diet completely dependent on protein or eating a vegetarian diet would not be the beneficial to your health or body. Considering the high level of activity you participate in as a marathon runner, you need a balanced diet that will successfully fuel your body as well as give you the essential nutrients your body needs to operate to its full ability. Feeding your body a mix of water, vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and minerals are vital to your health whether you are a marathon runner or not. All nutrients provide specific energy and functions for your body to operate to it’s maximum potential. Beginning way back with our ancestors, we can see what the reason is as to why we enjoy carbohydrates like sugars and starches etc., which are found in foods like fruits and vegetables to name a few. Carbohydrates are naturally tasteful to humans because it was the easiest source of energy for our ancestors. This easy source of energy was taken advantage of by our ancestors because it was so easily found and useful; because...

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