To build the best we need the best materials. We seek out the best when building a house as well as when we are building out our bow. The quality of the individual parts plays a critical role in the outcome. And it is no different with our bodies. With better input, we can get better and higher output. Providing us with all we need to achieve optimal performance. We do this with our gear and even the land we hunt, but do we do it with our own bodies?
During physical exertion, we break down muscle tissue. Like building a home, essential building blocks are a necessity to build our bodies. The building blocks of life for our body are amino acids. Amino acids link together to build proteins. We use these proteins to maintain, rebuild, repair, and strengthen our bodies. Skeletal muscle, vital organs, connective tissue rely upon our intake of amino acids to function at an optimal level.
Amino acids are consumed through various foods, but they are most concentrated and available in meat. But not just any meat will do. The higher the quality of food we consume, the more efficient our body will be able to use what we provide. This, in turn, makes us more efficient and productive.
Farmers markets and community-supported agriculture often referred to as a CSA, are popular today as the locavore movement is picking up steam. Many consumers are more conscious wanting to know where their food comes from and how it was raised and treated. It means a lot to shake the hand that picked the vegetables that go on their plate. Some even go as far as visiting the farms to gather cage-free eggs themselves. This allows them to experience first hand where their free-range natural organic hamburger grazed in pesticide-free fields. But even more, people seek out food labeled natural and organic when perusing the meat aisle at the grocery store.