Foods for Special Dietary Regimens

Foods for Athletes

Author(s): Elevina Pérez Sira*, Frederick Schroeder and Mily Schroeder

Pp: 79-99 (21)

DOI: 10.2174/9789814998062121010006

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Concerns about athlete's alimentation begin with food availability and its versatility at the markets due that sports foods offer is reduced and low investigated. The chapter highlights foods for sports topics, food development and nutrition, and managing athlete’s body composition, and their special requirements. The energy balance and availability, macro and micronutrients, and their importance in body function are also discussed. Finally, the goals of an adequate sports diet, and the use of supplements and performance enhancers, and recommendations of some recipes are mentioned.

Keywords: Athletes´ diet, Foods for athletes, Nutrition and sport.

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