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Myth: Protein and strength

There is no super diet for super performance. You need every kind of food to remain healthy.

health and fitness Updated: May 21, 2003 19:25 IST
PTI

Extra protein makes you strong

The body has tremendous reserves and is very adaptive. The idea that you have to eat specified foods in specified amounts every day to maintain performance is unsound.

The average person has no business starving himself to lose weight. When he does, there are consequences. When we are active, our body uses its own fat and carbohydrate for fuel.

A diet that includes animal and vegetable protein supplies all the body needs to replenish its stores. There is no super diet for super performance. You need every kind of food. Avoiding any kind of food is just as wrong as ingesting food supplements.

(Source: Webhealthcenter.com)

First Published: May 21, 2003 19:25 IST