2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Healthy diet and athlete
Author(s): Shambu dutt
Edible or potable substance (usually of animal or plant origin), consisting of nourishing and nutritive components such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, essential mineral and vitamins, which (when ingested and assimilated through digestion) sustains life, generates energy, and provides growth, maintenance, and health of the body. Food is an important part of life, and athletes should enjoy the foods that they eat, confident in the knowledge that they have made wise choices. Athletes are all different, and there is no single diet that meets the needs of all athletes at all times. Individual needs also change across the season and athletes must be flexible to accommodate this. Getting the right amount of energy to stay healthy and to perform well is the key. Athletes think about food only as fuel for the Muscles, while others are more preoccupied with the effects on body composition and fat mass. Major Determinants of Food Choice: Attitudes, Beliefs and Knowledge and Optimistic bias, Influence of Skills and Abilities on Food Choice, Individual Energy and Nutrient Need, Health Concerns, Biological Determinants of Food Choice, Economic and Physical Determinants of Food Choice, Social Determinants of Food Choice, Psychological Factors &Environmental Factors. Concluding from the above article we can conclude that at the most basic level, nutrition is important for athlete because it provide energy required to perform the activity. The food we eat impacts on our strength, training, performance and recovery. Not only is the type of food important for sports nutrition but the times we eat throughout the day also has An impact on our performance levels and our bodies’ ability to recover after exercising
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How to cite this article:
Shambu dutt. Healthy diet and athlete. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):1384-1385.