Sports and Nutrition Fueling Your Performance

Sports and Nutrition  Fueling Your Performance

There is a similarity between car and man, both need healthy and good fuel to run their bodies. A balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, vitamins and water will give your body what it needs for cap performance.


Also called “carbs” basically found in cereal, rice, grains, potatoes, yogurt etc. are especially important for athletes because they supply the body with glucose for energy. In our body extra glucose is stored in the muscles and liver as glycogen, your energy reserve. During short breakout of exercise such as sprinting, basketball, gymnastics, or soccer, your nerve relies on glycogen to keep your blood sugar levels stable and thus your body maintains your energy. If you don’t have enough glycogen in your body, you may feel very tired or have difficulty sustaining the activity – effects that will, undoubtedly, impact your performance! During longer exercise, your body uses your glycogen stores first, next turning to fats stored in your body to fuel performance.


It is an important source of energy used to fuel longer exercise and endurance activities all the day, such as hiking, cycling, and long-distance running. Eating a diet that is too low in dietary fat may decrease athletic performance and lead to other health problems as well, such as deficiencies of certain vitamins which require fat to be absorbed. Best sources of fat include salmon, nuts and nut butters, and olive oil.


It is one of the best vitamin you required for your body to build and repair muscles. An small amounts of protein may also be used for energy. Protein found in lean meats like chicken and turkey, eggs, and Greek yogurt etc.


We all know the importance of water. It is essential to keep you hydrated all the day. lack of water in body cause dehydration (when your body doesn’t have enough fluids to work efficiently) can cause muscle cramps, and dizziness or lightheadedness. When you are physically active, dehydration is not only dangerous, but can also keep you from performing your best s well.


Always remember that athletes need more food and fluids than non-athletes. Daily meals and healthy breakfast will help fuel your body before and after exercise whole day. It’s very important to give your body enough of the right fuel in order to feel good and have the energy you needs to perform your best.