Whether you are a young athlete with an intensive training plan for your sport, or if you are just starting to play, each athlete should strive to have a proper balance of physical exercise and nutritional intake to fuel your body throughout the day.
Diet plays a huge role in staying healthy and intensifying training regime
What’s the best way to make sure you are eating nutritious meals? We know that cooking and preparing your meals and snacks at home is the best way to control the amount of sugar, fat and salt in your food. There are so many reasons why cooking at home and learning about the food you eat are good for you! Here are some of the key benefits of cooking:
The best way to encourage and teach healthy habits is to get kids involved in the kitchen. Children of all ages can assist with the preparation of snacks and meals and then you can talk about the ingredient choices. Kids can wash fruits and vegetables and parents can cut and store them in containers in the fridge, so they are easily accessible. Snacks are important for children to help maintain energy levels throughout the day … and we have some simple ideas that they will love to sink their teeth into:
We suggest eating whole foods and compare the Nutrition Facts table on food labels. Become familiar with the levels that are “ideal” for us to consume. Keep in mind that nutritional needs differ from one person to another and from one day to the next. With increased activity levels, you might find that you need to eat more food to fuel your activities.
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