How Performance Nutrition Can Help You Maintain Readiness
Performance nutrition is not just a part of the military lifestyle; it’s the linchpin to mission readiness. “We define [performance nutrition] as having high-quality nutrition — the appropriate amount at the right time for the right event for our service members,” said Patricia Deuster, who serves as acting director of the Consortium of Health and Military Performance at the Uniformed Services University. “You need to feed your body properly by giving it the right fuel if you want to be able to perform optimally cognitively, mentally, psychologically, and physically.” said Deuster. “It's about really optimizing the performance of our warfighters through the appropriate fueling."