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    • Military Studying Nutrition-Performance Link


      by Jonathan Benson NaturalNews

      Soldiers in the American military are apparently not performing to their full potential. This has prompted the federal government to award a $6 million contract to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La., to study how to improve the quality and nutritional value of military food.

      The research, which seeks to "increase resilience to injury and maximize physical and mental effectiveness" through nutrition (according to a recent report from Navy Times), proves what we here at NaturalNews have been saying for a long time -- that vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are vitally important for preventing disease and promoting good health.

      "The whole purpose (of the research) is better nutrition to promote warfighter resilience and optimal cognitive performance," said Jennifer Rood, principal investigator of the project entitled "Collaborative Research to Optimize Warfighter Nutrition," to Navy Times.

      Wait, did Rood just link nutrition to recovery and brain function? What does the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have to say about this implication that nutrients play a role in boosting health and warding off disease?

      It appears as though the same government that denies any link between food or nutritional supplement intake and health promotion and disease prevention among the public is now saying the opposite as it concerns soldiers' performance in the military.

      Though such research positively benefits soldiers that serve in the armed forces, it also represents a double standard. The government apparently has no interest in keeping the average American healthy or in devoting a single taxpayer dollar towards nutrition research for the public interest -- but when military performance is affected by bad nutrition, the cash starts flowing.

      Sources for this story include:

      http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/0...roops-090711w/


      Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/034011_so...#ixzz1cNDsaPl9
      Comments 3 Comments
      1. Turnitup122's Avatar
        Turnitup122 -
        Wow no offense but its pretty ignorant to say the government doesn't care about the health of the general population
      1. Bones589's Avatar
        Bones589 -
        Military members don't always get a choice when it comes to food. While on deployments and other situations the food they get is the food they get. Why not ensure that what they ingest may give them the best option for victory.
      1. 3clipseGT's Avatar
        3clipseGT -
        Originally Posted by Bones589 View Post
        Military members don't always get a choice when it comes to food. While on deployments and other situations the food they get is the food they get. Why not ensure that what they ingest may give them the best option for victory.
        Even while back in the states they dont offer what they should. They want people to be within regulations but they serve crap fat laiden food and then use insufficient ways to determine bf percentage.

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