"It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine that the performance of, and recovery from, sporting activities are enhanced by well-chosen nutrition strategies. These organizations provide guidelines for the appropriate type, amount, and timing of intake of food, fluids, and dietary supplements to promote optimal health and sport performance across different scenarios of training and competitive sport."
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"When an overload of free radicals cannot gradually be destroyed, their accumulation in the body generates a phenomenon called oxidative stress. This process plays a major part in the development of chronic and degenerative illness such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, aging, cataract, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. Antioxidants are inhibitors of the process of oxidation, even at relatively small concentration and thus have diverse physiological role in the body."
Sultan, S. (2014). Reviewing the Protective Role of Antioxidants in Oxidative Stress Caused by Free Radicals. Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences, 1(4), 401-406. Retrieved September 27, 2017, from http://www.apjhs.com/pdf/Reviewing-the-Protective-Role-of-Antioxidants-in-Oxidative-Stress-Caused-by-Free-Radicals.pdf
"In the past decade, interest in the human microbiome has increased considerably. A significant driver has been the realization that the commensal microorganisms that comprise the human microbiota are not simply passengers in the host, but may actually drive certain host functions as well."
Marchesi, J. R., Adams, D. H., Fava, F., Hermes, G. D., Hirschfield, G. M., Hold, G., . . . Hart, A. (2016, February 01). The gut microbiota and host health: a new clinical frontier. Retrieved October 08, 2017, from http://gut.bmj.com/content/65/2/330