Nutrients required for that ‘Sporty Body’

People who participate in sport activities on a daily basis need a different kind of diet as compared to people average people. They require diet which is high in nutrients, proteins as well as calories as their body needs to maintain that energy well. But that doesn’t mean that they can have any food rich in nutrients or proteins; they need to have a right balance of both food and drinks.

So, here are few nutritional tips for these players:

Have two bananas each day

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Bananas, being rich in potassium are essential for body, especially athletes. They sweat out potassium during their activities which then becomes necessary to stock up to the required level. Bananas also prevents cramps. Potassium also controls blood pressure and is an essential mineral for the body.

Carbohydrates act as a fuel for them

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Carbs are the single most important nutrient for athletics. They should eat a diet rich in carbohydrates including breads, cereals, pasta, fruit and vegetables. They should eat a snack or a drink in every fifteen to twenty minutes.

Milk will help you recover

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Drink as much milk as possible. It is good for athletes as it is considered best food for recovery. Milk also helps in making the bones stronger which is very important for the players. So start considering milk as a sports drink from now on as milk helps in maintaining the good health.

Get those energy drinks

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It is important for the athletes to keep their body hydrated. Dehydration even to a small extent can become a hinder in their performance. Water is the best thing to keep the body hydrated, but athletes can also opt for energy drinks. These drinks provide them with the extra energy which is a must and s required by them.

Diet rich in creatine

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Yes, a diet rich in creatine is considered to be good for the sportspersons. It increases their muscle strength and also add a little power to their body.it helps them train for longer and does not exhaust the body early, thus also helps in boosting their performance. Spinach, meat and beef are some of the items rich in creatine.

Oranges – double advantage

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Oranges being rich in vitamin C are considered to be athlete friendly. They give a different kind of energy to the body. Oranges also keeps the body hydrated, provides stamina to the body and also improves immune system.

Spinach- the ‘Super Food’

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Spinach is a powerhouse. Remember Popeye, of course you do. It is rich in iron which carries oxygen to the working muscles but remember that to much iron is toxic for the body so the amount of food rich in iron is very important, Spinach also improves bone health.

We are sure that these small tips will surely you in giving that athletic body. So, people who want to increase stamina in their body and for all the athletes who want to enhance their energy level start adding these food items in your diet and get that sportsman spirit in you.

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Sakshi Jain

 

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