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Nutrition Tips For Young Athletes 9

Posted on May 05, 2016 by Isabelle Dwayne

nutrition-for-athletesnutrition-for-athletesnutrition-for-athletes-2The stakes are higher than ever for young athletes. Many are striving to achieve or keep college scholarships or qualify for a particular school’s athletic program. Training begins younger than ever before as well, with parents supporting and encouraging their children to reach for the stars. It is well known that healthy exercise and eating habits established in childhood set kids up for nutritional success later in life. It is also obvious that student athletes must take care with their diet and training choices throughout their career to avoid risk of injury or negative effects on their overall growth.

If you are a student athlete or have one in your life, these tips, trick and suggestions may reveal some areas in nutrition and training that can be improved.

 

Fuel Your Performance

Eating healthy foods that relate to calories burned and nutrients depleted during an athlete’s particular sport is extremely important to athletic success. Nutritious vegetables, fruit and complex whole grains will fuel your performance and help your body recover after a game or training.

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