Athletes need to know how to eat an energy- and nutrient-rich diet that supports the physical demands required by the sport they practice.
Nutrition for athletes is a matter of nutrients The more glycogen, the further and faster the player runs (Kirkendall, 1993). Glycogen is the complex carbohydrate responsible for storing energy in muscles, a topic that is mentioned in all books about nutrition for athletes. Human beings get the energy they need to perform physical exercise from
Why athletes need to be more educated about sports nutrition One of the most curious stories I have ever read about sports nutrition is probably the one about Ryan Lochte, the American swimmer who, in 2008 was able to win four medals (including a gold) at the Olympics despite eating 100% McDonald food every day
In trained athletes practicing predominantly aerobic physical activity, it is quite common to observe lower hemoglobin and hematocrit levels in the absence of pathology. This condition, common while performing particularly intense physical activity, is called “sports anemia”. Attempts to classify the condition and to study its incidence and etiology are complicated by the lack of