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Food Recommended For Athletes - Good Food vs. Bad Food

Sumit Bhatnagar
 


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It is indeed quite difficult to put together a cohesive and a coherent nutritional plan. A balanced and a healthy diet is a must for all athletes.

The aim of an ideal nutritional plan should be to instill basic guidelines that can be followed throughout the athletic as well as the lifelong career.

In order to achieve what is called as ‘optimal performance’, it is essential to learn about the basic principles of a good nutrition and supplementation program.

This article presents a list of items that are recommended for athletes. But, before that, let me tell you the difference between a ‘good food’ and a ‘bad food’.

Have you ever given a thought to this difference? What is the so called ‘good food’ and more importantly, what constitutes a bad food?

A simple rule is to keep in mind that anything that has preservatives in it is bad! This is easy to understand.

Preservatives are added only when the supposed food is perishable and has a short shelf life. Preservatives like sodium benzoate etc. help to increase the shelf life of the food.

This means that the preserved food ingested by you is not fresh or in simple words, this supposed “food" was never alive in the first place!

Therefore, the bitter fact is that all your yummy favorites like potato chips, candy, or any other mass manufactured snack/dessert item are in the ‘bad food’ category.

On the contrary, there are some perishable items that are a must for good athletic performance. These items are as follows:

  • Milk

  • Cheese

  • Nuts (not the heavily salted kinds)

  • Meat

  • Natural peanut butter

    So, every time you go shopping, do keep the perishable food factor in mind!

    Also, do not go for protein bars. They can not be considered as a ‘good food’. In my personal opinion, there is no good protein bar option on the market today.

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