Nutrition

Importance of Nutrition for Athletes

Load Up On The CARBS

  • Carbs are an athletes fuel.
  • Your body changes the carbs you consume into sugar to make glycogen.
  • Glycogen turns into energy to help you succeed!

HYDRATE!

Water and fluids are very important to a athletes diet. An athlete needs to drink plenty of water often and in a good amount for an athletes body.

PROTEIN

Protein is important for muscle growth and to repair body tissues. Protein can also be used by the body for energy, but only after carbohydrate stores have been used up first!
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Foods to AVOID

When nutrition is key for an athlete there are several foods to avoid, however here are a few of the many!
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More Tips For An Athlete!

  • Make sure to eat before, during, and after your sport. This helps maintain blood glucose levels, which will help enhance an athletes and teams sports performance.
  • We've all had the nervous feeling in our stomach before a competition, it is important to eat at least a snack such as a bunch of grapes, toast, or a bagel or another healthy performance to help and athlete to preform!
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Drink water 2-3 hours before your sport, during breaks, and especially afterwards to keep your body energized and healthy without feeling weak!