Whether it’s playing football, swimming, jogging, lacrosse, hockey, baseball or any other sport, you need to eat a nutritious, balanced diet to fuel your body. Good nutrition, like any sporting event, has basic ground rules. Following these rules will help you feel great and score those winning points!
So…what are those winning ingredients for a healthy, energetic peak performance athletic career? .Carbohydrates, Protein, Fats, Vitamins, Minerals and Water
All athletes need a nutrition plan that provides sufficient energy in the form of carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, mineral and fluid. This means a nutrition plan where you get 55-60% of your calories from carbohydrates (or carbs, as everyone calls them), 10-15% from protein and approximately 25% from fat.
To accomplish this goal, you need to eat a variety of foods every day – grains, vegetables, fruit, beans, lean meats, and low fat dairy products. You also need fluid, mostly in the form of water to avoid dehydration. Dehydration can stop even the finest athlete from playing their best.
So check out the various resources included here and design your own nutrition program to add to your over-all program.