Most intense competitors will tell you they want more results than natural foods can offer when they seek out the best nutrition for athletes. First, it is the smart consumer who is aware that many of the natural foods in our grocery stores are lacking in genuine nutrition. The artificial fertilizers and pesticides used over the past century have created unnaturally enhanced plants that are deficient of a density of nutrients considered necessary to offer the healthiest nutrition for athletes.
Farmers today can cultivate natural foods, like great big green cucumbers and vibrant red peppers or tomatoes that give the impression of being high-quality, but as the soil is depleted year after year, so are the nutrients. No proportion of artificial fertilizer can recreate what nature produced for us.
The filming of a documentary about global climate change underscores the hypothesis of less nutritious food now. The film documented scientists drilling holes in the Arctic to discover what was beneath the ice. Digging down thousands of feet they exposed what is said to be soil that has been preserved beneath ice for thousands of years.
This soil from centuries earlier is so overloaded with nutrients it can be surmised that the inhabitants of that time imaginably lived on hardy vegetables that were hundreds of times more nutrient dense than the food we eat now. Imagine if we had natural foods like fruits and vegetables generating that kind of potent nutrition for athletes today.