Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Sports Cookbook: The Complete Nutritional Guide for Athletes Hardcover – November 4, 2016 by Stephanie Scheirlynck (Author), Heikki Verdurme (Photographer)(Lannoo Publishers)(IBRCookBooks)

Sports nutrition is the study and practice of nutrition and diet with regards to improving anyone's athletic performance. Nutrition is an important part of many sports training regimens, being popular in strength sports (such as weightlifting and bodybuilding) and endurance sports (e.g. cycling, running, swimming, rowing). Sports Nutrition focuses its studies on the type, as well as the quantity of fluids and food taken by an athlete. In addition, it deals with the consumption of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, supplements and organic substances that include carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

Dietary supplements contain one or more dietary ingredients (including vitamins; minerals; amino acids; herbs or other botanicals; and other substances) or their constituents is intended to be taken by mouth as a pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid. Athletes may choose to consider taking dietary supplements to assist in improving their athletic performance. There are many other supplements out there that include performance enhancing supplements (steroids, blood doping, creatine, human growth hormone), energy supplements (caffeine), and supplements that aid in recovery (protein, BCAAs).

Athletes sometimes turn to energy supplements to increase their ability to exercise more often. Common supplements to increase an athlete's energy include: Caffeine, Guarana, Vitamin B12, and Asian ginseng. Caffeine, a common energy supplement, can be found in many different forms such as pills, tablets or capsules, and can also be found in common foods, such as coffee and tea. Caffeine is used to improve energy and increases metabolism. Guarana is another supplement that athletes take to enhance their athletic ability, it is frequently used for weight loss and as an energy supplement.

• With 80 easy-to-prepare recipes, both for recreational and professionals athletes
• Includes useful tips by professional athletes 

To practice sports, you need energy. Energy comes from what you eat and drink. Training schemes are very important, but your food plays a crucial role in whether you're successful or not. It is particularly important for athletes to consume the right nutrients at the right time. This will allow them to get the most from their training and ensure that their body recovers properly after exercising. This book is a gold mine of information for professional as well as recreational athletes. The first part is a description of what food does to your body and why athletes need specific types of nutrients. In the second part, you're told exactly what to eat on rest days, low-intensity and intensive training days, days of strength training, and competition days. 

For every one of these days, sports dietician Stephanie Scheirlynck, who coaches various professional and recreational athletes, has brought together some simple and delicious recipes that will optimize your sports performances.

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