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:
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.