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Sports Nutrition

Canadians of all ages are more physically active today compared to just a few years ago. Aside from heredity and training of the body and mind, no single factor influences athletic performance more than diet.

The ideal diet for an athlete should be high in carbohydrates, low in fat and moderate in protein.

This can be achieved by enjoying a wide variety of foods: emphasizing whole grain products, fruits and vegetables and by choosing lower fat dairy products, leaner meats and foods prepared with little or no fat.

Fibre is important to help maintain regularity and control blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Eat a variety of fibre-rich foods everyday including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes such as beans, peas and lentils.

 
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