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How Food Affects Body, Energy & Performance?

Good sports nutrition increases athletic performance by making you less tired and reducing the risk of disease and injury; it also lets you train harder and recover faster.

What Happens If I Do Not Have Enough Energy In My Diet?

Not enough energy can cause:

  • short height
  • delayed puberty
  • loss of muscle mass
  • inability to perform at your best
  • increased risk for tiredness, injury or illness

What Happens If There Is Too Much Energy In My Diet?

Having too much energy can result in:

  • being overweight
  • feeling tired through the day
  • making it harder to sleep at night

Is Nutrition Really That Important?

Talent and dedication to training are no longer enough to achieve success in elite football. Nutrition has a key role to play and some Clubs like AS Monaco sees it as their recipe for success. More importantly, in 2018/19 season 18 of the 20 Spanish La Liga teams, and all the English Premier League teams, employed a nutritionist to enhance athletic performance.

“Good nutrition is the core of my success.”

Cristiano Ronaldo
  • References:Ūdre, V., 2000. Vispārējā un Sporta Bioķīmija II Daļa [General and Sports Biochemistry Part II]. Rīga: LSPA (in Latvian) / Victor, K.L., William, D.M. and Frank, I.K., 2011. Essentials of exercise physiology.

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