2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Role of nutrients and sports drinks on sports performance: A review
Author(s): Prixit Guleria, Parveen Chand, Amit Kaushik and Sapna Dhawan
Sportsperson required a proper balanced diet to full fill the daily need of nutrients. Absence of nutrients and their presence in lesser amounts in the sportsperson diet affects the performance of sportsperson. Many researchers found that the diet rich in nutrients and intake of sports drinks enhance the sportsperson performance. Sports drinks are to prompt fast fluid absorption and speed up rehydration and promote recovery after the exercise. Macronutrients plays an important role in our diet, carbohydrates gives energy supply for cell functions, fat also providing energy for workout, and principle elements of cell membranes and facilitation of the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. Protein helps rebuild and repair muscle after exercise and also a source of energy during exercise, particularly when carbohydrate reserves are very low.
Pages: 184-189 | 425 Views 20 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Prixit Guleria, Parveen Chand, Amit Kaushik, Sapna Dhawan. Role of nutrients and sports drinks on sports performance: A review. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):184-189.