Nutrition for Snow Sports

 

 

Eating right will prepare you for snow sports.

Fundamentals
Get back to the fundamentals by combining the following:

  • Carbohydrates (55-60%)

  • Protein (10-15%)

  • Fat (remaining %)

Fat Can Be Good
Fat in a diet can increase stamina. "Good fats" include: nuts, seeds, olive oil and avocados.

What To Eat
To achieve optimum results, outdoor enthusiasts should have a good supply of the following foods:

  • Pastas

  • Whole grains (oatmeal, rice, bread)

  • Starchy vegetables (potatoes, corn)

  • Legumes and some fibrous vegetables and fruits (vitamins)

Building for Endurance
For endurance, the best source of energy comes from complex carbohydrates. Taking carbohydrates an hour before exercising can help to sustain energy.

Proteins Are Good
Proteins help the immune system and provide amino acids that strengthen cells and tissues.

Hydration is Key
Winter sports offer great workouts. As a result, participants need a lot of fluids. Staying hydrated is essential. Drink plenty of liquids before, during and after you participate. Water or sports drinks are best.