Nutrition, physical exercise, rest (sleep, respect the rest periods of training,…) and mind (be calm, relax, meditate,…) are the four pillars of health, sport performance and aging deceleration. Nutrition has a lot of applications, which depend on a lot of factors and are:
a) Improvement of functioning (together with training): If each nutrient is taken at the appropriate time and quantity, the body functions correctly.
b) Improvement of body composition (together with training): Strengthening of bones, ligaments and tendons, muscle gain, fat loss, etc.
c) Increase of physical abilities (together with training): Nutrition improves sport performance and subsequent recovery, so it increases strength, endurance, flexibility, speed, etc.
d) Prevention and treatment of diseases (together with medicine, physiotherapy or training): Nutrition is related to all diseases; it can principally prevent them, it can treat some and can help heal most.
e) Prevention and treatment of injuries (together with medicine, physiotherapy or training): Nutrition is related to all injuries; it can principally prevent them and can help heal them.
f) Delay of the onset of aging and deceleration of its process (together with training): Antioxidant nutrients (which are in foods of plant origin) neutralize free radicals (which accelerate aging and increase the risk of diseases).