Eating For Athletics And Endurance

I advise athletes to stay right in the center of the triangle by increasing all 3 food classes equally. This provides more calories to burn for endurance. More sweet fruit, more fat, more green-leafed vegetables. Instead of "carbo-loading" (loading up on cooked starch, such as pasta, bread, and baked potatoes), the athlete should be loading up on raw plant fats (avocados, young coconuts, nuts, and/or seeds) for several days leading up to the event. From my experience surfing, I have noted that tree nuts, in particular, provide excellent endurance fuel. Sweet fruits should be eaten regularly throughout competition to keep the blood sugar up. If the blood sugar bottoms out, the athlete can lose mental poise and quickly experience fatigue. Chewing green-leafed vegetables can be time consuming for an athlete, so juices may be substituted for salad for athletes during peak training periods.

I have worked with several world-class athletes and they have found great benefit from my green drink formulation. It consists of: kale, celery, and cucumber put through a juicer. The kale provides the heavy minerals necessary to nourish the muscles (its alkaline elements neutralize lactic acid build-up); celery replaces the sodium lost through perspiration; cucumber provides excellent fluids and soluble fiber.

Another excellent drink for athletes is coconut water, which is the highest source of electrolytes found in Nature. Electrolytes are electrically-conductive charged minerals in solution that, once in the digestive system, directly nourish the tissues.

Chlorophyll: Green-Leafy Vegetables

Fats: Sugars:

Fatty Fruits, Nuts Sweet Fruits

Coconuts, Seeds

For Athletics and Endurance center at 33:33:33 Ratio Key: (Chlorophyll :Sugar:Fat)

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