Hydration: prevents dehydration and fatigue, while optimizing muscle performance. Recovery: To aid recovery after exercise. When you hear the term nourishing your muscles, the first thing you think of is protein. In fact, protein has a very important role to play in muscle health.
However, it's not the beginning and end of muscle health. It's only a relatively small (but essential) part of the story. Some specific whole foods can help regulate or balance metabolism. Foods such as berries, cruciferous vegetables, garlic and turmeric have been shown to be beneficial in modulating metabolic pathways.
These foods contain certain phytonutrients (such as quercetin, curcumin and resveratrol) that can promote the activation and production of enzymes, while improving detoxification and antioxidant pathways. Pre-game nutrition directly affects your performance on the field. If athletes don't recharge properly 2 to 3 hours before game time, their blood sugar levels could be low and directly affect coordination, endurance and overall concentration. Always consider gender, age, capacity and intensity of exercise when designing an eating plan that adheres to these three principles of sports nutrition.
Sports nutrition is always an intriguing topic of debate, one of the main reasons being the body's additional nutrient needs. While there are several nutritional approaches to sports nutrition, it's equally important to avoid foods and beverages that inhibit performance.