Introduces the concept of
healthful nutrition and sports nutrition according to TCM principles; provides
a broad overview of sound guidelines relative to both exercise and nutrition
for optimal health and physical performance with recommendations of hers remedy;
focuses upon energy and energy pathways in the body; and reviews the concepts
of body composition and weight control.
The following guidelines
are consistent with those promoted by each organization:
• Eat a nutritionally
adequate diet consisting of a variety of foods.
• Reduce consumption of
fat, especially saturated fat, and cholesterol.
• Achieve and maintain an
appropriate body weight.
• Increase consumption of
complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber.
• Reduce intake of sodium.
• Consume alcohol in
moderation, if at all. Children, adolescents, and pregnant women should