Dr. Chhaya Chaudhary
The awareness of nutrition plays an important role in sports performance. Many factors can impact the performance of a sports person during the competition which may be related to different domains. The most commonly encountered nutritional-related problem among sportsperson is their failure to consume a sufficient total of food energy. Food is composed of six basic substances: Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water. Each one of these has a specific function in providing nourishment for the body. For the sportsman, it is of critical importance to recognize what each does to his body under the physical, mental, and emotional strains of competition. The duration and the intensity of the exercise involved in a given sports will determine the principal source of energy used in meeting the work demands of that particular sports. The certain nutrition and dietary approaches enhance the sports performance and also nutrition is essential for an athlete’s good performance. The athlete’s diet should be high in carbohydrates, moderate in proteins, and low in fat.
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