Healthy diet tips for Athletes

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Medical Adviser
17 Nov, 2016

 

Healthy diet tips for Athletes

Sports require a lot of energy and intensity and so correct diet is essential to refuel to avoid injury and get an edge over their competitors. Check out some of the best healthy diet tips for athletes.

 

 

  • Unprocessed foods and foods which are high in carbohydrate, contains adequate amount of proteins, vitamins, minerals and fluid and are good for sportsmen.

 

 

  • Carbs are very essential for an athlete. Eat foods such as bread, cereals, pasta, fruits and vegetables, so that you get most of the calories from carbohydrates.

  • To avoid dehydration, do not eat sugary and starchy food within 30 minutes of starting the activity.

 

 

  • During long exercising sessions reload yourself with carbs, minerals and water. Drink energy drinks every 30 minutes. Energy bars and drinks are convenient to carry and fruits and fruits juices are good choices.

 

 

  • Electrolytes helps to transmit nerve signals in the body, sweating removes electrolytes and fluids, reload them by drinking sports drinks. You will lose a lot of fluid when you sweat, you can dilute sports drink with water to get fluid and electrolytes.

 

 

  • Milk provides a good balance of protein and carbs, it is best for recovery after an event. Milk contains casein and whey protein which is a good combination is good for athletes. Calcium in milk helps to maintain strong bones.

 

 

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01 Dec, 2017

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01 Dec,2017

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