oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - The athlete and his diet in general
|Article Title||The athlete and his diet in general|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 SA Medical Research Council|
|Publication Date||Mar 1997|
|Keyword(s)||Athletic performance, Carbohydrates, Energy expenditure, Energy intake, Protein, Saturated fat and Stable body weight|
There are many superstitions about the various foods athletes should eat (and avoid) to improve their performance. However, it is known that the nutritional requirements of athletes are based on the same fundamental principles that govern the nutrition of human beings in general.
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