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NUTRITION & SOCCER PERFORMANCE
 

INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION
Good nutritional advice and diet are extremely important aspects of soccer...

ENERGY EXPENDITURE
The basic energy requirements of a human...

CARBOHYDRATES
It is important that player's diets contain high proportions of carbohydrates...

FURTHER ADVICE ON CARBOHYDRATES FROM PEAK PERFORMANCE
Article donated by Peak Performance.

PROTEINS
Proteins are involved in maintaining and building muscle tissues...

FATS
Fat is essential but intake should be carefully monitored...

VITAMINS
A well balanced diet will provide all the body's necessary vitamins...

MINERALS
Zinc, Chromium, Iron are all vital to our general health and athletic performance...

PRE-COMPETITION DIET
Correct nutritional preparation is a must when preparing for competition...

MATCH DAY DIET
The last meal before a match should be taken 3-4 hours before kick-off...

RECOVERY AFTER PERFORMANCE
Correctly eating after performing enables better preparation for future competition...

GENERAL EXAMPLE OF A DAILY DIET
Example of a timetable and what to eat on a daily basis...

FLUID INTAKE
A player can lose more than 3 litres of body fluid during a match...

OUT OF SEASON/CHANGING DIET/WEIGHT LOSS
What to look out for when dietary habits are changed...

SUPPLEMENTS
Supplementary aides such as creatine, protein powders... and their effect on performance