Your journey to a deeper understanding
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately nutrition to the general population is a little more contested than nutrition to specific groups like athletes. However, I do believe whoever is reading this article is probably an athlete to some extent or in other words, be able to benefit from eating a healthy, balanced diet for optimal performance.
Even though the media bombards us with different views of what a healthy diet entails, there are some very well researched, well practiced dietary strategies that have been used successfully for many years.
PART 1 - CARBOHYDRATES
1.1 GLYCAEMIC INDEX
PART 2 - FAT
PART 3 - PROTEIN
3.1 PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS, FACT OR FICTION
PART 4 - VITAMINS AND MINERALS
4.1 BRIEF ON ESSENTIAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS
PART 5 - HYDRATION AND FLUID
PART 6 - RECOMMENDATIONS
Note: It is of utter importance to always remember that not one person is the same and therefore an individualized plan is the best lifestyle to strive after.
I am looking forward to taking you through this journey and deepening your understanding of a healthy lifestyle.
MSc Nutrition (NWU – CEN)