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Sports Nutrition

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Introduction

Sports Nutrition Professional athletes need to understand sports nutrition because they depend on their bodies for their livelihood. ...read more.

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The calories that athletes eat come from a mix of: * Fats * Protein * Carbohydrates You need different needs for each calorie source depending on your sport. ...read more.

Conclusion

As a rule, athletes should balance their diet so that they consume foods high in carbohydrates, low in fat and moderate in protein content. The ideal distribution should be: * Fats 25% * Protein 12% to 15% * Carbohydrates 60% or more ...read more.

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