What is sports nutrition?

Sports nutrition is the study and implementation of a diet/plan that is designed to increase athletic performance. Best performance is achieved by providing the right amount of food type (protein, carbohydrates, fats, fibre, etc.), fluids and nutrients to maximise energy and aid in sports recovery. It’s most common in endurance and strengthening sports. Sports nutrition differs from regular nutrition because athletes require different levels of nutrients than non-athletes. 

The importance of sports nutrition

Consuming the right balance of food and drink is important for everyone and those actively participating in sports need to be aware that it can also affect performance. For example, athletes may need more calories than the average person, or individuals training for bodybuilding competitions may need to increase their protein intake: a good nutrition plan is key to your success.

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