1. Many athletes eat a diet that includes large quantities of carbohydrates from sources that are high in starches and refined sugars - pasta, bread, and cereal, for example. These foods can sometimes provide the extra carbohydrates necessary for recovery from challenging workouts, but making them your daily staple limits the quality of your calories. Fruits and vegetables are foods that contain carbohydrates along with large quantities of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Your body needs these nutrients on a daily basis to maintain optimum health. It's not enough to be a fit athlete; you also have to make healthy choices for that fitness to last. - Thomas Chapple
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