Nutrition & Sports

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Quiz: Do You Understand Nutrition & Sports?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Carbohydrates are the preferred energy source for the body.

Explanation:
Carbohydrates are the preferred energy source for the body. Carbohydrates are the only nutrient that is converted into glucose as soon as it is digested. You should be eating carbohydrates throughout your training, leading up to a competition and on the day of so that your body has sustained energy.
2

Your body needs protein to repair the muscle that you're breaking down from training or competing.

Explanation:
Your body needs protein to repair the muscle that you're breaking down from training or competing. Eat chicken, fish or lean steaks or look to vegetarian protein sources such as beans and tofu.
3

Aim to have half of your plate represented by whole grains, a quarter by lean meats or alternative sources of protein, and a quarter represented by aim to have half of your plate represented by vegetables or fruit, a quarter by lean meats or alternative sources of protein, and a quarter represented by vegetables and fruits.

Explanation:
When you’re eating meals before, during or after training, aim to have half of your plate represented by vegetables or fruit, a quarter by lean meats or alternative sources of protein, and a quarter represented by whole grains.
4

Try to eat three big meals during the day to keep your energy levels consistent.

Explanation:
Assure adequate timing by getting up in advance in the morning to make sure that your food is digested. Eat every few hours throughout the day and within 30 minutes of your workout or competition to immediately start the refueling process. Try to eat small, frequent meals throughout the day to keep your energy levels consistent.
5

If you’re going to be exercising for longer than 60-90 minutes, you want to include a source of carbohydrates to eat during your workout.

Explanation:
If you’re going to be exercising for longer than 60-90 minutes, you want to include a source of carbohydrates to eat during your workout so that your body doesn't start to tap into your internal stores of muscle and fat.