Meals to Eat the Day, Before, of, and After a Sporting Event

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Meals the day BEFORE the event
The meals the day before the event would normally consist of consuming a lot of carbohydrates, as well as other vitamin, minerals, proteins etc. but mostly carbohydrates, this is also known as “Carbohydrate Loading” or just “Carb Loading”. Carb Loading is essential as all it is, is storing energy therefore, using it all up for the day after which also makes you last longer, especially when it’s an all-day event such as my chosen sport. Carb Loading has been demonstrated to improve endurance exercise by allowing athletes to exercise at their optimal pace for a longer time. It is estimated that carb loading can improve your performance over a set distance by 2-3% Breakfast – Low-Fibre Breakfast Cereal (preferably special K cereals), 1 banana, and orange juice. As mentioned recently, these foods are essential in the diet prior to the event because all these foods have one thing in common, Carbs, and also, Carbohydrates are essential for the day prior to the event because they are practically energy boosters and just the beginning of the Carb Loading process. The banana is also the best fruit source for B6 which helps with the production of neurotransmitters including serotonin and gamma-aminobutyric acid (the body’s anxiety level and mood). Banana also contains your everyday vitamins such as Vitamin C, B group vitamins folate as well as niacin, riboflavin and pantothenic acid. Orange juice is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, and sodium. It is also has a good source of Thiamin, Folate and Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin C. Also packed with carbs considering it’s a drink. Morning Tea – Toasted muffin with honey, some sort of sports drink (Gatorade, PowerAde etc.) Toasted Muffin is packed with carbs as more than 3 quarters of it contains carbohydrates. This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Folate, Manganese and Selenium. Contains also small portions of...
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