6 foods that football players should avoid

Football is a demanding sport on your body and the food you eat has a significant role in your performance. Be sure to start your day rich in carbohydrates, such as whole grains and fruits. Carbohydrates raise your blood sugar, which fuels your muscles and brain.

Eating the right food and the right quantity of food can make a huge difference
in playing your personal best.

Check back next week and we’ll discuss ideal foods and some great recipes for football players.  

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The Hardest 20 Pounds to Lose

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve undoubtedly had someone in the peanut gallery remind you that, “the first 20 pounds are the easiest, and it’s all water weight.”

Every time I hear someone say that, I want to smack them upside the head. I really do.

Losing weight is all about developing new habits, so I would argue against anyone that the first 10 to 20 pounds are actually the hardest.

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The Football Player’s Diet

Football players require serious nutrition to provide the extra energy needed for optimal athletic performance. Your stamina, recovery, speed and strength all depend on proper diet and nutrition.

Nutrition Requirements

Football players need to consume enough calories to support their large, hard-exercising bodies. The American Dietetic Association (ADA) recommends that players consume between 5,000 and 9,000 calories on practice and game days.

According to Leslie Bonci, Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and diet consultant to the NFL`s Pittsburgh Steelers,

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The Ultimate Energy Drink!

The popularity of energy drinks is controversial for good reason. Most energy drinks are packed with sugar, caffeine, and sodium which make them beverages with some serious health effects! There is no question, energy drinks are a beverage that athletes should avoid.  A can of 250 ml (1 cup) of Guru, Monster, Red Bull and others contain around 10 tea spoons of sugar and this is also surpassing the maximum recommended limit of caffeine intake for young people under the age of 13.  

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Now that you understand the importance of providing your body with the proper nutrition, let’s dive into the best way to accomplish that. A good way to start is by understanding the function of the essential food groups, which are the building blocks of peak performance: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

First of all, your Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of any food group is basically determined by your body weight in kilograms. The range,

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This is the first installment in a series regarding nutrition and the extremely significant part it plays in your quest to achieve peak performance.  I’ve attempted to simplify this topic in order to help you understand the importance of making smart food choices.

As an Athletic Trainer, football is one of my favorite sports to be involved with because it is one of the most dynamic.  The field is scattered with numerous positions with specific goals,

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In one Sunday afternoon, American football fans will gobble millions of chicken wings, chow hundreds of pizza slices, and dip into thousands of pounds of guacamole dip.

Super Bowl Sunday is coming, and most Americans will chow down.  But if you’re a fan who’s more health conscious than taste driven let this article be for you! Super Bowl snacking doesn’t have to be all fat and calories.

We will give some yummy,

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