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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part B

Sports nutrition


Author(s): Alex M

Abstract: Sports nutrition is the practical science of hydrating and fueling before, during and after exercise. Nutrition is an important part of sports performance for young athletes, in addition to allowing for optimal growth and development. Macronutrients, Micronutrients and fluids in the proper amounts are essential to provide energy for growth and activity. To optimize performance, young athletes need to learn what, when and how to eat and drink before, during and after activity. Many factors can impact the performance of a sports person during competition which may be related to different domains. The most commonly encountered nutritional related problem among sports person is their failure to consume sufficient total of food energy. Food is composed of six basic substance: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. Each one of these has specific function in providing nourishment for the body. For the sportsman, it is of critical importance to recognise what each does to his body under the physical, mental and emotional strains of competition. The duration and the intensity of the exercise involved in a given sports will determine the principal source of energy used in meeting the work demands of that particular sports. The certain nutrition and dietary approaches an enhance the sports performance and also nutrition is essential for an Athletes good performance. The athlete's diet should be high in carbohydrates, moderate in proteins and low in fat.

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Alex M. Sports nutrition. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2020; 7(1): 79-81.
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