swimming diet & nutrition

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I do not like to eat fruits and vegetables. How important are they to a swimmers diet? Do you have any suggestions regarding how I can eat more foods from these two food groups?

-- Marcus Williamson (gamecocks22@hotmail.com), June 11, 1998


Not that I am an expert on this, however, I am a swimmer and have been for years. Regarding diet, fruits and vegetables are important because they fortify your body with the nutrition it needs to perform. If you don't like fruit, try "smoothies" or fruit drinks that arent from concentrate or contain a full serving of fruit like "Kern's". My personal favorite is Jamba Juice. But I really think it is important for you to get that nutrition.

-- ChlorineH20Fish (GiveMeFood@aol.com), July 21, 2001.

u smell

-- bob marley (daz_forshaw_666@hotmail.com), October 19, 2001.

you don't always have to eat fruits and vegetables, if you go to http://www.napv.com/education/mt-nutr.htm it gives you some really good meals and snacks that you can eat.

-- Jessica Alexander (cheetahchick42@hotmail.com), December 03, 2001.

Please i need some tips on diet programm for men swimmers. Im a college student at Cyprus College in Cyprus and i need these informations for an assignment i have to do. Please help me i would be grateful. Thank you.

-- nicolaou marios (nicolaou.marios@cytanet.com.cy), April 20, 2002.


Sample high-carbohydrate (high-energy) eating plan Pre-training Cereal bar (eg Kellogg's K-time bar) and carton of fruit flavoured yoghurt During training Sports drink Breakfast Brought from home and eaten at the pool after training 2 large bowls of Kellogg's Sustain and milk Chopped banana 500 ml fruit juice Mid-morning 500 ml liquid meal supplement (eg Sustagen Sport) Large piece of muesli slice Grab-pack of mixed dried fruit and nuts Lunch 3 rolls with salad and meat/egg/chicken/cheese 2 small cartons of fruit-flavoured yoghurt Fruit juice Before training 250 ml liquid meal supplement After training Sports drink + 2 cereal bars (eg Kellogg's Oven Baked Twists) on way home from pool Dinner Large serve of rice/pasta/potatoes Stir fry with lean meat/ fish/ skinless chicken and vegetables Bread or bread rolls Fruit juice Desert Custard and jelly Before bed Fruit smoothie with skim milk, fruit, icecream and skim milk powder

-- lauren (hokeystrokey@yahoo.com), October 14, 2002.


-- sara (sara56@togo.com), April 22, 2003.

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