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Post workout nutrition for young athletes

Post workout nutrition for young athletes

Post work out nutrition - what's essential for young athletes....

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Are Young athletes nutritional needs really different to adult athletes?

Are Young athletes nutritional needs really different to adult athletes?

When it comes to sports nutrition we all know that protein plays a big part in helping athletes with their muscle growth and recovery. The next most important macro nutrition that parents tend to concentrate on, of course is Carb consumption so that their young athlete gets their needed energy whilst training hard. However you ever wondered about how much protein and carbs are right for the younger athletes? How do the nutritional needs of younger athlete differ to that of adults? What other nutrition is essential to support their sports activity? Age-specific energy requirements for boys and girls who...

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Prematch Carbohydrate, Calorie (Sugar) loading

Prematch Carbohydrate, Calorie (Sugar) loading

At many sports events and training session we often see young athletes eating sweets and chocolate bars and drinking energy drinks before training sessions in the belief that sugar will aid their performance. Even the school canteens have been seen stock up on both sugar filled snacks and drinks. Sadly, consuming sugary foods for energy is quite damaging. Consuming sugar before exercise does NOT improve performance or stamina. It is confirmed in scientific research that refined sugars, result in a high insulin response in order to remove the glucose from the blood as this has life threatening effects. The consequence from a...

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