Maximise your efforts with your Diet and Nutrition
We are adamant at Impact that athletes should compliment well rounded balanced nutrition with specific extra vitamins and minerals where needed (to not only boost performance and to help make the most of any training session or competition) but also support the immune system long term. At the end of the day, its all about showcasing your talents out on the pitch/track…
Solid habits for hydration and nutrition are vital for sport….particularly for developing youngsters.
There are certain foods that many athletes, coaches and parents are unaware of that are full of micronutrients to help with mental factors such as concentration and focus as well as the physical components.
* Venison steak boosts recovery and power Venison is is full of glutamine, iron and vitamin B12. Eat after training to maximise recovery between sessions.
*Mackerel helps to elevate mood. The fatty acids in oily fish build the hormones that support muscle-metabolism (the rate your muscles burn fat at rest), the immune system and also help you feel a bit more positive!
*Broccoli helps vision with vitamins. Vitamin A improves vision and vitamin C and glutathione aids recovery. Add broccoli to your post-training meal to maximise the absorption of vitamin A.
*Spinach improves endurance. Packed with calcium, iron and chlorophyll, this encourages the transportation of blood around the body, improving cardiovascular endurance .
*Beetroot juice boosts energy. The nitrates in beetroot juice increase bloodflow and fuel delivery.
*Curry spice eases inflammation and accelerates the recovery process. Adding a bit of garam masala to a meal will help your body recuperate quickly.
*Almonds help fuel workouts. This nut provides the amino acid to encourage bloodflow and allow your body to make the maximum gains from training.
*Broad beans can help awareness. Full of the amino acid tyrosine, as well as a chemical found in the brain called L-dopa, broad beans will help you remain focused during sport.
*Blueberries reduce risk of injury and aid recovery, High in vitamin C, this super-fruit supports the immune system .
The aim should be to build some of these foods in to your diet, with the assistance of specific sports nutrition products at the right times will help you keep healthy and maximise your performance in sport!
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