The overarching reliance of sports nutrition on fuelling the body with macronutrients can short-change athletes in terms of the performance benefits they can derive from food and lifestyle choices. However, if we extend our approach and ask active individuals to eat in a way that nourishes their body systems in a personalised way, their health and vitality will improve, meaning that physical performance should also follow.
As an illustration of integrative sports nutrition thinking in process, Ian will share a renewed perspective of our mitochondria. In addition to simply supplying fuel to these amazingly versatile organelles, what more can we do to nourish their state of vibrancy? Antioxidant support, microbiome health, and mental wellbeing are some of the topics that Ian will consider in this context.