Nutrition for the Injured Athlete

by ibrhim ibrahim

• Limit high-sugar and/or high-fat foods (calorie-dense foods) as a method to balance calories to match your reduced physical activity.

• Promote healing by maintaining calorie intake and consuming foods with a concentrated amount of nutrients (nutrient-dense foods), including lean protein, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free dairy.

• Increase intake of nutrients that are important for tissue repair, bone health, and immune function.