Healthy Eating & Athletes

Although it may not be obvious to all athletes, staying healthy is a very important component of being an athlete, and is essential for you to be able to maintain your training and competition program.

Food Variety - It is vital to have a good variety of food in the diet, supplying all the essential nutrients and energy requirements for your sport. See more on Nutrition for Health.

Food Safety - When traveling, foods and water can be a source of contamination and have the potential to make you sick. See more about Food Safety.

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Immune System - A lot of research has shown that eating a well balanced nutritional diet can be good for the health of your immune system. However, there is limited evidence of specific supplements can improve immune health. Read more about Nutrition and Immunity in athletes.

Alcohol Use - There has long been a strong association between alcohol and the world of sport. For athlete performance, it is mostly bad news. Read more about Alcohol use and Athletes, with practical guidelines.


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Sports Nutrition Extra

Athlete nutrition isn't just about weight loss. It is important to fuel the body optimally before, during and after exercise, as well as to stay hydrated. Supplements may also be required.

Weight Loss Extra

There are no simple answers. You should keep a healthy weight, consider one of these diets, though exercise is also important.

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