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Nutrition and Young Athletes | We Treat Kids Better

tere jones author 06 14 2011 Nutrition and Young Athletes | We Treat Kids Better

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Why “Good” Fats are Good for Young Athletes While carbohydrates are often highlighted as the best body fuel for sports, there is some research suggesting that fat may be the preferred fuel for children. The guidelines below are based on the average intake of 2,200 calories per day. This is generally recommended for a normal adolescent. An athlete may need to consume at least twice this number of calories or more depending on the level of exercise.

Hydration and Young Athletes Proper hydration before, during and after competition is one of the most important factors in being a successful competitor for both children and adolescents. It is the final piece to this adolescent athlete nutrition puzzle. In fact, I think it is so important that I devoted an entire blog post just to this subject.

If you have a child or adolescent competitor in your family, or know anyone who does, pass this blog to them. I hope it will help in making them more aware, healthier and give them more of a competitive edge through improvement of their nutrition for their future competitions.

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