Training and game day booster foods15/11/2016
Having your body fueled for top sporting performance can be the difference between you and other athletes, so knowing the right things to eat can give you a competitive advantage. It’s likely that your competitors don’t give much thought to what they’re going to eat before or after training or a match.
A great before training or game booster food is almonds. They’re full of elements that help in energy production and metabolic rate, so a handful will get you through a tough training session or game.
Another terrific before or during training or game food is bananas. They’re high in potassium, a mineral essential for muscle movement and they’re also a great energy source through their carbohydrate and sugar content.
The right kind of smoothie can also be a great pre-game or training booster.
Chocolate milk is a great after training or game food. Because of its high mix of protein and carbohydrates, it’s the perfect recovery food for tired muscles. Its high water content is also great for replenishing fluid lost as sweat.
Peanut butter is another great recovery food after a strenuous workout or match because of its great mix of protein, carbohydrates and good fats.
So fuel and refuel yourself with the right kind of foods and you’ll be a step ahead of your competition.