Sportsmen: What needs to change?

Written by: Dra. Carina Gimeno Uribes
Published: | Updated: 15/05/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

For proper planning of sports nutrition , we must take into account the individual characteristics , their previous nutritional status and the type of sport they perform.

It is also important to see if you are in training periods or are going to take a sports test. All nutrients are necessary for all individuals, but in the case of athletes, increasing energy needs may increase the needs of some of them, especially macronutrients, such as carbohydrates or proteins , as well as water .

Even so, sports nutrition must be varied , avoiding eliminating food groups, and must be designed in accordance with the demands of the practice of sports.

With regard to the taking of supplements , we can say that, for an amateur practice with a well-made diet, it is not necessary to use any type of supplements. For high performance athletes it may be necessary to supplement some deficiency if the medical tests that are practiced so indicate.

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By Dra. Carina Gimeno Uribes
Nutrition & Dietetics

Dr. Gimeno Uribes is Head of Unit Team Nutrition and Dietetics Quirón Hospital of Valencia. It specializes in anthropometric, biochemical and dietary studies in both healthy patients and patients with different pathologies. Preventeiva also working on nutrition and Neurocoaching in the Integral Health Promotion group. She teaches at the University CEU Cardenal Herrera.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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