<img class="aligncenter wp-image-2865 size-full" src="http://youngpromag.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/jamie-carra-snack.jpg" alt="JC" width="615" height="409" srcset="http://youngpromag.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/jamie-carra-snack.jpg 615w, http://youngpromag.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/jamie-carra-snack-300×200 types of agile project management.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 615px) 100vw, 615px” />As much as we emphasize the importance of dieting and when to eat, we also can’t ignore how vital it is to consume the right post games snacks. You may think after those long training sessions and hard-fought 90 minute games that you could immediately relax. That’s sadly not the case, recovery is essential for your body.
The body needs to replace lost fluids and replenish energy stores- and of course some foods do a better job than others. It’s advisable to always have a snack 30 minutes after a game, or trainings session with a full meal two hours later. Remember for a Young Pro recovery is just as crucial as preparation and this is no different when it comes to your diet and consumption of food.
Snacking is important as it can help your body feel prepared and ready for the next game and session. Here are the light snacks we recommend. Better Habits Better Players. #BHBP
Orange slices- Perfect to make smiles turn orange while you also reap the juicy benefits of natural juice, fibre and vitamin C.
Apple slices or carrot sticks- Most people love to crunch. Apple slices and carrot sticks fill you up with fibre, vitamin C and antioxidants after a big game.
Bananas– This appealing snack is packed with potassium, which may be lost during intense exercise.
Trailmix– Can be made by mixing seeds, nuts, whole grain cereal (Cheerios, Weetabix etc) with dried fruit such as raisins or craisins, pretzels and tiny chocolate chips. This mix is protein and fibre-rich as well as filling!
Low-fat yogurt sticks– Freeze them the night before for a protein-rich and cool snack.
Tuna and Crackers– Along with protein, canned tuna adds some vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids. Scoop up with a few whole wheat crackers; very simple yet very satisfying.
Raisins– Packed full with potassium and also a significant amount of fibre- which helps replenish muscle glycogen (muscle energy fuel).
Pretzels– Whole grain goodness that contains a lot of carbohydrates.
Granola bars– Packed with nuts, whole grains and sometimes dried fruit. These nature’s candy bars are a great sweet option.