2018, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part I
Nutritional requirement of athletes
Good nutrition is important for competitive or recreational athletes to recover from strenuous physical activities refueling and re-hydrating the body, while providing nutrients to build and repair muscles, enable individuals to engage in the next bout of physical activity without adverse effects. This is especially important for athletes during sport tournaments or for any individuals who engage in strenuous physical activity on a daily or more than daily basis. The risk of injury during exercise is reduced for well fueled and hydrated athletes a individuals become fatigued and lose their ability to concentrate, as they are depleted of the substrates that help exercise. Proper nutrition can help sped the healing process for injured athletes; recovery from muscle or bone injuries or from surgery that requires extra energy and nutrients including protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidnnts. Although athletes need to cat a well balanced basic diet, there are several nutritional factors that are difficult to obtain at a sufficient level from a normal diet since athletes require more nutrients than the recommended daily allowances. Thus, nutritional supplements containing carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, and minerals have been widely used in various sporting fields to provide a boost to the recommended daily allowance, partly because these supplements are easily taken before, during, and/or after exercise.
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Vikas. Nutritional requirement of athletes. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(2):567-569.