Athletic Performance by Dr. Doug Graham is a classic work covering
why a raw food diet is the best choice for athletes.
I consider it a good starting point for anyone that wants to take their
game or activity to the next level.
You might expect this book to be extremely dry, but its surprisingly
concise and an overall good read. If you find athletics or nutrition
interesting, you should enjoy it.
Understanding the interplay between fat, sugar, rest, hydration, and
multiple other factors is key to achieving consistent high
performance, and this book lays it all out.
Some of the important topics covered in the book include:
Why simple sugars, such as those found in
fruit, are the best fuel for the body.
How complex carbohydrates such as grains and starches
fail to be the best choice for athletes.
Protein Needs: They're not nearly as large as we've
been lead to believe
The power of sleep.
How raw vegetables provide us with the minerals we
need to function.
Why high-fat raw and SAD diets impair the uptake
transport of sugar, impairing our performance and causing disease.