Today's top athletes understand that meeting one's nutritional needs is critical when competing. Those who perform heavy physical activity must receive an increased level of nutrients, fluid and energy. This book offers a concise introduction to the links between nutrition and physical performance.
Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. PART I: NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS OF MACRONUTRIENTS IN SPORTS. Carbohydrate (CHO). Fat. Protein. PART II: ASPECTS OF DEHYDRATION AND REHYDRATION IN SPORTS. Fluids and Electrolytes. PART III: NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS OF MICRONUTRIENTS. Minerals. Trace Elements. Vitamins. Antioxidants and Exercise Induced Free Radicals. PART IV: NUTRITIONAL ERGOGENICS AND METABOLISM. Nutritional Ergogenics. Eating Disorders in Athletes. From Theory to Practice. A Brief Outline of Metabolism. References. Index.
"…to compare this book to a car, it would be a Ford Mondeo as it is reliable, comfortable, midpriced and easy-to-use…" (Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, April 2003) "...This publication contains a lot of valuable information in the field of sports nutrition." ( Scandinavian Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 47, No.1, 2003)
FRED BROUNS is an internationally recognised authority in the field of sports nutrition and supplementation. Over the years he has been consultant to The International Olympic Committee, to numerous National Olympic Committees and Sports Federations, the Dutch Soccer Team, Professional cycling teams, the Dutch Olympic team and many others.
Essentials of Sports Nutrition, Second Edition, is a thoroughly updated and comprehensive new edition of the very successful Nutritional Needs of Athletes. This textbook provides a concise introduction to the relationship between nutrition and physical performance. The nutritional aspects of macro and micronutrients and fluids are discussed, followed by other issues such as storage, metabolism, effects of exercise, dietary requirements, supplementation and guidelines for sports practice. Features include: Comprehensive coverage. Clear and concise format. Chapter summaries for quick reference. New coverage of: selected sports nutraceuticals how to improve fatty acid metabolism antioxidants and exercise-induced free radicals eating disorders in athletes applying theory to practice Over 400 references. Each chapter is easy to read and well organised, ensuring that this is an invaluable textbook for all students of sport and exercise science, sports medicine and human nutrition. In addition, it will provide an excellent reference for dieticians, athletes, sports coaches and teachers of physical education. "Fred Brouns is an internationally recognised scholar in sports nutrition. Excellent additions for the second edition" Melvin Williams, Professor Emeritus of Exercise Science, Physical Education and Recreation, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA "A comprehensive coverage in a clear and concise manner. The proposed updates are highly relevant and appropriate" Clyde Williams, Professor of Sports Science, Department of Physical Education, Sports Science and Recreation Management, Loughborough University, UK
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