Any physical activity must be complimented with a nutritious eating plan. Food gives us energy which is used as fuel when we exercise. The quality of our exercise session depends upon our diet plan. Hence, a balance of the right amount of carbohydrates (65%), proteins (15%), fats (20%), vitamins and minerals should be derived from a variety of healthful food items. One should ideally eat small portion meals 5-6 times a day with a gap of 2-3 hours in between each meal. This will keep you high in energy throughout the day.
Sources of carbohydrates
Sources of proteins
Sources of good fats
(Omega 3 fatty acids – essential fatty acids required by the body) are:
All these food items will give you all the required vitamins and minerals.
There are certain food rules to follow before any physical activity. They are
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