Back-to-Sports: Fueling your body for optimal performance. Dietitian Debbie Guild shows us three keys for fueling optimal performance in sports. WATCH VIDEO ABOVE to learn more.
3 Keys to Remember:
Power Up: Breakfast Every Day*Carbohydrates for fuel*Protein to stay full
Healthy Hydration: Drink Early & Often, Before Feeling Thirsty* Goal: consume 4-6 ounces of water every 15 minutes of play* Foods with fluid provide extra water and a boost of energy
Recover Quick: Re-fuel Within 2 Hours* Carbohydrate to replenish energy stores* Protein to boost muscle growth and repair* Fluids and electrolytes to rehydrate
Peanut Butter & Banana Breakfast Smoothie:
All You Need: 1 cup fat-free or 1% low-fat chocolate milk 1/2 cup frozen banana slices 1 tbsp. peanut butter 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
All You Do:1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.2. Blend until creamy and smooth.3. Serve immediately, or chill until ready to enjoy.
Quick & Easy Protein Choices:- Toast + peanut butter or other nut butter- Walnuts- Almonds- Sunflower seeds- Eggs- String cheese- Hummus + veggies- Low-fat yogurt + granola- Low-fat milk- Lean ham and sliced deli meatHigh-Fluid Foods:- Watermelon- Cucumber- Yogurt- Popsicles- Soup- Citrus fruits