DURING SPORT

Re-charging up to 1 hour before sports & half-time boosts

It is tempting to feed hungry children simple carbohydrates in the form of sweets and sports drinks to keep their energy levels up playing sports. However, this causes an initial rapid rise in the body’s blood sugar and energy levels followed by a sudden drop in blood sugar, which results in having less energy, reduced mental alertness and fatigue.

IMG_1986 (1)

Fuel up on good nutrition to recharge!

But what do you do when you are faced with a hungry child who needs that extra bit of energy?

Small snacks based on the powerhouse of fuel – complex carbohydrates – will release energy slowly while stabilising blood sugar levels. My recipes for Super Snacks are easy to digest and not too high in fibre and can be eaten up to one hour before playing sport. My suggestions for Half-Time Boosts will also help to keep energy levels up throughout a match.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s