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What is the Ideal Diet for Athletes

Updated: Oct 4, 2022

At FuelGood, we believe that nutrition is a huge part of sports performance and development of athletes. It is also hard to meet the ideal meal requirements. In an article by Laura K Purcell and Canadian Paediatric Society, Paediatric Sports and Exercise Medicine Section, we drew off their findings to help build the perfect plan. You can see the whole article here but here are the highlights:

"A well-balanced diet is essential for growing athletes to maintain proper growth and optimize performance in athletic endeavors. An ideal diet comprises 45% to 65% carbohydrates, 10% to 30% protein and 25% to 35% fat. ...Timing of food consumption is important to optimize performance. Meals should be eaten a minimum of 3 hours before exercise and snacks should be eaten 1 hour to 2 hours before activity. Recovery foods should be consumed within 30 min of exercise and again within 1 hour to 2 hour of activity to allow muscles to rebuild and ensure proper recovery. (Emphasis added)."

Simple, Healthy Options

Our families are like us. Busy but wanting healthy options. Our meals followed these suggested food guidelines with whole, fresh foods. As well, their on-the-go packaging allows your athlete to feed themselves when needed, in the optimal performance windows.

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