• Taniya Sanyal

What is sports nutrition? why it is important for athletes?

What is sports nutrition?

Sports nutrition is a branch of sports science where a sports nutritionist design or plan a scientific diet chart for an athlete. That customized diet chart depends on various factors related to that specific athlete. Sports nutrition is different from regular nutrition because athletes need different amounts of nutrients compared to non-athletes. Proper planning of diet chart can improve performance level, prevent injury helps in recover

Role of sports nutritionist

A sports nutritionist can plan an athlete’s diet chart to support his training regime and goals. The plan will incorporate both food and hydration integral to the performance. They can also help in

· increase performance level

· promote good health

· weight management

· hand-eye coordination and concentration

· enhance recovery

· develop body composition and growth

To create the best nutrition strategy, a sports nutrition professional will assess not just an athlete’s training and diet but also their lifestyle,

day-to-day habits,& supplements.

How does a sports nutritionist work?

A sports nutritionist advises athletes on nutritional regimes that will allow for optimal performance and understand the effects of foods on the human body. Sports nutritionists look after the quantities of foods and fluids consumed by an athlete and the particular organic substances that are most important for athletes competing in a given sport. Sports nutritionists

must develop eating regimes for athletes that properly balance the athlete’s intake of substances such as carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

If you are an athlete and you want to improve your performance you should visit a sports nutritionist every month.

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