You may have heard that vitamin D helps promote the absorption of calcium. A study published in The Journal of Immunology suggests that it also plays a role in managing inflammation. That’s good to know, since inflammation has the potential to impede recovery from exercise.
True Strength Moment: Our body needs considerable amounts of the macronutrients protein, carbohydrates and fat, but only comparatively small amounts of vitamin and mineral micronutrients. Because the nutrient needs of active adults exceed those of inactive individuals, it’s especially important for those who exercise regularly to consume a broad range of nutrients through a healthy balanced diet.