Peak Performance’s team of regular writers on nutrition start by examining aspects of the three major nutrients: protein (quality as well as quantity), carbohydrate (absolutely pivotal to successful sport performance) and fat (quite unjustifiably demonised by nutritionists and health professionals).
Next minerals – and a searching re-examination of the role of magnesium (crucial for energy production) and calcium (a new aid to weight maintenance?) in the athletic diet.
Our ‘What the scientists say’ section, with brief reports on carbo-loading for women (not as easy as for men), carbs and perceived exertion (supplementation doesn’t make running feel easier) and post-exercise super-compensation (sadly it doesn’t work after repeated bouts).
We hope you enjoy reading this special report and find it helpful in putting together the best diet plan for your particular sport.