Sports Nutrition Tips

Whether you are a pro athlete or are casually active on the weekends, what you eat affects your body’s performance.  To fuel your fitness, your body needs the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and fluids.

Perform at your peak with these nutrition tips:

  • For consistent energy throughout the day, start with a balanced breakfast and eat regular small meals and snacks throughout the day
  • Boost your immunity and enhance your overall health with 2-3 servings of fruit and 4 servings of vegetables each day
  • Choose smart carbs such as oatmeal, rice, and whole grains
  • Eat healthy fats to decrease inflammation and provide energy
  • Build muscle with lean proteins such as fish, chicken, or turkey
  • Limit your intake of processes foods
  • Add a post-workout snack
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