Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: Winning with Food

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Nutrition – One of Life’s Important Elixirs

“You are what you eat.” This favorite saying has become somewhat of a cliché over the years. But it is a simple truth. In both treating and watching elite athletes for decades, so much about the level at which they are able to perform is tied to what and how they eat. Guess what? The same is true for you and me. “Proper” nutrition isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. Eating healthfully is going to look quite different for the cyclist who rides a hilly 25 miles in 90 degree heat than it will for the person who practices gentle yoga indoors three times a week. But no matter the quantity of food required in either of these examples – the quality of the foods we eat absolutely matters.

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