Sports Nutrition

Do these statements sound like “no-brainers”?

“Proper nutrition is crucial for athletes to optimize performance for training and competition.”

“Athletes should be able to meet their dietary needs through eating a wide variety of whole food sources.”

When you delve into the world of sports nutrition, finding science-based, reasoned and mainstream voices can be a challenge. Like so much of nutrition science, the narratives in the field of sports nutrition vary widely. In a series of articles, EatRx plans to share many perspectives that will hopefully help you find answers to key questions that are often asked – whether you are a professional or everyday athlete, living an active lifestyle, or wanting to be more active. We plan to offer you knowledge and expertise from a range of expert voices we trust.

To get started, here is basic article and video from Dr. Jeffrey Bytomski at Duke Health:

Fueling for Performance, by Jeffrey R. Bytomski, DO, published in . 2018 Jan-Feb; 10(1): 47–53. Published online 2017 Nov 27. doi: 10.1177/1941738117743913

In the well-referenced article, Dr. Bytomski covers key topics such as energy balance (including basal metabolic rate and resting metabolic rate), macronutrients, micronutrients, nutrient timing, hydration, nutrition during injury recovery, and conveys a comprehensive understanding of sports nutrition that is crucial developing individualized recommendations for athletes.


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