Sports foods refers to a collection of products specifically designed to fuel your body for physical activity. Our bodies really only use three nutrients during exercise: carbohydrates, water and salt. Sports foods provide these nutrients in measured amounts and often in convenient, easy to eat forms. Examples are gels, sports drinks, sports bars and chews. Choosing the right option for you depends on length and type of activity and specific needs. There are so many products on the market that it’s impossible to review them all here. It’s best to try a few in training to make sure they’ll work for you. Also, don’t forget that whole, natural foods can be sports foods as well. Think bananas, oranges, dried fruit, chocolate milk, pretzels and applesauce. To really dial in your game-day nutrition plan, seek out the help of a sports dietitian when investigating the world of sports foods.

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