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By Adam Moreton. The Right Way to Eat While in High School and College Sports. Reasons to Eat Healthy. 1. Help the immune system 2. Have more energy 3. Focus better throughout the day 4. Helps get better grades. Food Groups.

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reasons to eat healthy
Reasons to Eat Healthy
  • 1. Help the immune system
  • 2. Have more energy
  • 3. Focus better throughout the day
  • 4. Helps get better grades
food groups
Food Groups
  • It may be hard while in school to eat healthy but you need to get all these food groups in to have a healthy diet.
the most important meal
The Most Important Meal
  • Breakfast
    • ~ Wakes your body up
    • ~ Gets your brain to start functioning
    • ~ Gives you the energy you need
    • ~ Help with weight control
snacking
Snacking
  • Instead of eating chips or cookies as a snack grab these to fill the void in your stomach.
  • ~ Fruit
  • ~ Yogurt
  • ~ Granola bar
  • ~ Vegetables
lunch
Lunch
  • Would be good to have a salad
  • Nothing to heavy because you do not want to get tired for the rest of the day
  • Should be simple and sweet
  • Don’t forget the fruit!
  • Brown bagging your lunch is healthier than buying it anywhere else
dinner
Dinner

Eat it at the dinner table

Good time to sit and talk with parents

Should have most of the food groups in it

activities and eating healthy
Activities and Eating Healthy
  • Eating the right foods and exercise have a direct correlation for success.
  • The better you eat
  • The better the exercise will be
importance of carbs
Importance of Carbs
  • If you do not eat right
    • You will run out of carbohydrates to fuel the body
    • Break down protein and use them for energy
    • You will become dehydrated quicker if you do not eat enough carbohydrates.
foods full of carbs
Foods Full Of Carbs
  • Breads
  • Potatoes
  • Spaghetti
  • Gatorade/Powerade
proteins
Proteins
  • Proteins help build up muscles to use in all activities
  • Will be used as a backup energy source if carbohydrates run out
  • Use 10-15% in high intensity long activities
foods with protein
Foods with Protein
  • Red meat
  • Dairy
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Eggs
vitamins minerals
Vitamins & Minerals
  • Athletes need these to stay on top of their game
  • They help with your immune system and everyday nerve function
mostly needed minerals
Iron

Calcium

Magnesium

Zinc

Potassium

Sodium

Top foods for these

Iron ~ Red meats, liver

Calcium ~ Broccoli, Brussel sprouts

Magnesium ~ Tofu, Wheat germ

Zinc ~ Oysters, Turkey

Potassium ~ Milk, Banana

Sodium ~ table salt

Mostly needed minerals
valuable vitamins
Vitamin A

Vitamin E

B complex

Vitamin C

These help vision and cell development

Antioxidant

Help against free radicals created by exercising

Exercisers need more than regular people

Valuable Vitamins
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Vitamin A only found in animal products
  • Vitamin E is in all nuts
  • Vitamin C in tomato and spinach
food and sports
Food and Sports
  • Playing sports at high levels you need to refuel your body
  • Eating right will make you play harder and last longer
  • You will be able to play longer with out getting dehydrated
  • You will be quicker and stronger than opponents who do not eat right
the perfect combination
The Perfect Combination
  • A good website about nutrition
    • http://www.mypyramid.gov/
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