Food as fuel? Food as medicine

It seems extreme because it has basically turned the government’s sacred food pyramid upside-down. Shanahan wants the players to get at least 50 percent of their calories from fat, and no more than 25 percent each from protein and carbohydrates. Wait, what? That’s right. Basically the opposite of what you and everyone else alive have been doing for years.

via Nutrition in the NBA; Part I: Lessons learned in L.A. help Howard's career – CBSSports.com.

I’m just gonna say it – wow. You know when a mainstream sports outlet like CBS Sports is talking about how off-base the USDA food pyramid is that there’s some real traction being gained for a shift in mainstream attitudes.

Heck, if a multi-million dollar business like the LA Lakers are investing in transforming the diets of their players this way then there must be something to it… right?

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