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Sport Nutrition

Looking for credible, evidence based information to help you make healthy eating choices?  The resources below are just what you’re looking for!

Dietitians of Canada – Sport Nutrition homepage
Whether you are a professional or amateur athlete, competing on a team, or aiming for your personal best, what you eat and drink can affect how well you perform.

Carbohydrate Loading
What should I eat and drink before, during and after an endurance exercise? Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of fuel during exercise. A diet high in carbohydrate-rich foods such as whole grain products, vegetables, fruits and legumes, can help you exercise longer and faster. What you eat before, during and after an endurance exercise can also impact your performance and recovery.

Fast Facts on Energy Drinks
Energy drinks are beverages that have ingredients like caffeine, vitamins and herbs. They claim to give you more energy and make you feel alert. Read on to learn more about what’s in energy drinks and their safety.

Nutrition Labeling
This article explains how food labels work, the types of information and numeric values on labels, and how to use the information to help you do some easy calculations. By doing the math, you’ll be able to correctly track your nutrient intake levels, based on your own serving portions.

Whole Grains: Get The Facts
Whole grains are often a source of fibre and are typically low in fat. Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide recommends that Canadians eat a diet rich in whole grains by choosing at least half their daily grain servings from whole grain sources.