You literally ARE what you eat. If you want to have strength or aerobic gains come your way you need to be eating to support the health, synthesis and growth of blood cells and proteins within the body. Folate in food and folic acid in a synthetic version is one key way that you can ensure you are handling both of these components.
Folate is a naturally occuring B vitamin that is part of the greater 'complex' of vitamins that are crucial for maintaining health. We generally get out folate in the form of leafy greens like kale and spinich but for many years it has been fortified in all cereals and grains by the order of the federal government.
Thats right! The catchy "Folic Acid" label on your cereal does not come naturally but is put on in a glaze in the factory. But... I m not here to make the case for that right now.
The point is that Folate and folic acid have the job of helping synthesize new proteins and red blood cells through out the body. This is important as red blood cells transport oxygen to muscle, brain, and cardiovascular systems among many others. By producing new proteins that help maintain and build growing muscles, you will ensure that the work you are doing is not in vain!
Folate is a B vitamin and has been linked to lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, alzheimers, and even has been supplemented in the treatment of depression. So the signs are there folks... Saute', steam, chop and eat raw.. however you like the stuff... EAT YOUR LEAFY GREENS!
Gut bacteria love leafy greens as well.. Also, I'm not going to bombard you with that exciting subject right now but they just do... OK! Good luck and happy eating.
Banded Hip Distraction Stretch
10 Russian Twists Per Arm
3 reps @ 80-82%
8 Min AMRAP
12 Front Rack Lunges 115/75
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