NS425-1: Meal Plans For My Athlete

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Meal Plans for my Athlete Linnette M. Espinal Kaplan University NS425-01: Sports Nutrition Professor Jeanette Andrade May 20, 2014 Introduction The World Health Organization (WHO) defines nutrition and good nutrition as follows: “nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs and good nutrition as an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity for optimal health” (WHO, 2014, para.1). You might be wondering, why is this important to know? Whether you are an athlete or not, your daily routine depends on nutrition. How is that? Well, people need energy to accomplish everyday tasks; energy is needed for things such as waking up in the morning and brushing our teeth to walking…show more content…
As a result there will be a high level of carbohydrate stored for competition; there will be a buildup of stored fuel. This type of loading involves changes in workouts and nutrition plan in order to increment endurance for competition which will give you in return a better athletic performance. This type of loading it is recommended for endurance athlete that practice or compete on events that requires constant moderate to high intensity level that last 90 minutes or more; marathon and triathlon runners, cyclists, cross country skiers and even endurance…show more content…
Not all fats, carbohydrates and proteins are good, so it is critical to select the correct and healthy one for the athlete and public in general. Good sources of fat that can be beneficial for anyone but most likely for athletes are: salmon, tuna, and trout, soybean oil, olive oil, flax seed, walnuts and leafy green vegetables, nuts, avocado, safflower oil, sesame oil, and olive oil. For carbohydrates we have: starch vegetables, legumes, fruits, dairy and whole grains. Last but not least we have the proteins. Good sources of proteins for my athlete can include: meats, lean meats, poultry, seafood, nuts and seeds, eggs, beans and peas, and processed soy

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