Presentation on athletes some of the information
Whether you decide to eat for health, to slim or to gain muscle, the diet remains the same throughout. All bad foods be avoided and all the good foods provided to give you a balanced intake of energy and nutrients. The same applies to slimming, but the energy gained from the food be burned off with exercise to promote weight loss. Athletes also need to watch their diet as the wrong foods can hinder the muscle building process.
Even if you do not consider yourself in need of muscle gain or a loss of fat, it is still important to eat correctly to improve your health, your energy levels and your ability to fight off disease.
What matters most to athletes is a careful and planned intake of various nutrients like vitamins, proteins and carbohydrates. An intelligent athlete should know the importance of balanced workouts with proper stretching exercises and of course, the intake of right nutrients. The reason why athletes need a good diet is that, they burn and lose sweat more than any normal person loses.
Diets of athletes differ according to the sports they are involved in. An athlete should know what food and drink items they needs to avoid, as wrong intake of nutrients restricts the growth of body tissues. To build these muscles, adequate nutrients in the diet are required. Some important nutrients for athletes are:
Protein is very vital for athletes; however, the focus should not be on protein alone. Proteins help in building muscle tissues. Calcium strengthens the bones thus preventing stress fractures that are common in athletes. Skimmed milk, milk products and eggs are rich in calcium. Iron produces oxygen in the body. Deficiency of iron leads to fatigue and hinders the ability to perform for longer periods.
15 - 20% of protein intake in a day is sufficient for an athlete. 40 - 50% of carbohydrate calories should come from whole grain pasta, cereals and breads. This type of diet is rich in fiber....