Micronutrients Deserve More Attention (Episode 119)

In this episode, we aim to provide a solid foundation for building a better understanding of micronutrients. Along the way, Greg also shares some fun facts that prove that micronutrients are way more interesting than you may have thought. This is the first part of a micronutrient series we'll be doing on the podcast.

Intro (0:00)

What’s on your mind? (0:22)

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Introduction to the micronutrient discussion (11:25)

What are essential nutrients in the first place? What does it mean to call a nutrient essential? (21:28)

Vitamins (45:43)

Minerals (1:40:26)

Essential Fatty Acids (1:57:21)

  • Note: I Googled it, and Omega is the last letter of the Greek alphabet. Apologies to the Greeks.

Essential Amino Acids (2:01:57)

Choline (2:06:02)

Fiber (2:08:04)

Water (2:27:24)

Q&A Question: What’s the best way to train for bone health? Are plyometrics safe and effective for people in their 60s? (2:28:56)

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