What’s the Best Diet for an Athlete?

1189704_ripe_strawberries_3What we eat has a huge impact on how our body functions. Most of us think of dieting in terms of losing weight, however, for our body to function properly, it is especially important that we eat correctly. We have probably all experienced exhaustion from not eating. The fatigue was our body’s way of telling us that it needed fuel. You can probably imagine then how important an athletes diet must be.

Getting the right foods is imperative for an athlete to be successful. To often athletes rely on miracle supplements or drinks for success in their pursuits. Unfortunately, there is not one thing that an athlete needs to perform at their peek level.

However, if you are an athlete, maintaining a proper diet is not rocket science either. A good diet is well balanced. An athlete should take advantage of all the nutrients available to them to aid them in their performance. Nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water all work together to allow the athlete to be healthy and in good shape for competition. Athletes need to eat from all food groups and make their snacks count. When they do this, they will have the energy they need to sustain them for the competition.

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