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Food with Benefits: Gain the Competitive Edge with a “Food First” Approach
By Kelly Pritchett, Ph.D., RDN, CSSD and Alexis Moore, RDN
Taking a “food first” approach offers many benefits to athletes including: eliminating the risk for a positive drug test, helping meet nutrition needs on and off the field, and saving money. If training, sleep, and nutrition are optimal, then a supplement may provide a small benefit. Whole foods can meet the energy demands pre, during, and post exercise, and provide nutrients for optimal bone and blood health, antioxidant function.
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After reading this article, the health and fitness professional should be able to:
- Describe macronutrient and micronutrient recommendations for active individuals.
- Recommend whole-food options and their nutrient profile for replacing supplements in the diets of active individuals.
Key words: Macronutrients, Micronutrients, Performance, Sports Nutrition, Whole Foods