2020, Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part B
Sport nutrition for young athletesAuthor(s):
Dr. Lokhande Navnath NanaraoAbstract:
Nutrition is an important part of sport 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. Proper nutrition is vital for child and adolescent athletes to attain proper growth and perform optimally in sports. Young athletes need to learn what foods are good for energy, when to eat certain foods, how to eat during an event, and when and what to eat to replenish after activity. A well-balanced diet containing appropriate amounts of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) is essential to provide enough energy for growth and activity. Fluids are also essential for hydration to support growth and athletic performance.Pages: 82-84 | 549 Views 19 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Dr. Lokhande Navnath Nanarao. Sport nutrition for young athletes. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(1):82-84.