All You Need To Eat

As an athlete, you need to pay attention to ALL aspects of your game- including your diet.

Published June 01, 2009 02:52

All You Need To Eat
Food Difference

As an athlete, you need to pay attention to ALL aspects of your game. This includes your Training diet which needs to be high energy allowing you to last through long matches. But what if your preferable food is not available and you have to change your diet without missing Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat? Different Continents, Countries and Climates allow different growth of plants and different cultures prepare the serving in many different ways your body is not used to. Take a look at the chart below and choose your energy intake around the world.

 Food Differences

Thanks to Susie-Parker Simmons
Nutrition consult to the Sony Ericsson WTA tour

TIP from Carole Doherty, MCSP MNZSP Dip APP, Director Sport Sciences and Medicine Department, Administration | Sony Ericsson WTA Tour:
" Avoid tap water, always drink bottled water from sealed tamper proof containers.  Clean teeth, contact lenses and dentures with bottled water.  Remember, freezing water does not kill bacteria. An iced drink looks appealing, but ice cubes present the same problem that tap water does. You can make your own ice if you boil the water first.  Avoid food that may have been rinsed in contaminated water, such as salad and fresh fruit."

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