Competitive athletes have come to understand the benefits of good nutrition to athletic performance. With the dramatic growth in the number of Sports RDs, and the increased number of teams in both the collegiate and professional ranks employing nutrition professionals, today’s athlete is much more versed on the importance of diet to success on the field than were athletes of a generation ago. This is not to say, however, that athletes don’t or can’t fall prey to exotic claims for nutritional products, diets, and supplements that promise enhanced performance, improved physique, or other physical benefits. Through scientific data and anecdotal information culled from real life examples of elite athletes’ dietary practices, this session will provide information on diets, foods, and supplements that have been proven to enhance physical performance, as well as nutritional practices of dubious efficacy. Information on how the non-elite, physically active person can use diet to their advantage will also be discussed.
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