Science States These 3 Foods Might Help Athletes


Energy Drinks: Why Are They Sending So Many People to the ER?

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Sport psychology inside the mind of champion athletes: Martin Hagger at TEDxPerth

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Top 3 Superfoods For AthletesRyan Fernando

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8 Common Fitness Myths Busted (What The Science Says)

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Science Shows a Vegan Diet Benefits Athletes

Video taken from the channel: Physicians Committee


Sports Nutrition & Hydration for Youth Athletes

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Dr. Stephen Phinney ‘The Art and Science of Low Carb Living and Performance’

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1. DARK CHOCOLATE Background: The flavanols in dark chocolate can help boost nitric oxide production — this causes blood 2. BEETROOT Background: Eating nitrates has been linked to exercise improvement; roasted beets contain particularly high 3. CHERRY JUICE. For many athletes, knowing which foods aid performance and which don’t relies on trial and error. Peer-reviewed journals can be a great source of.

However, science has identified a few supplements that may be helpful to some athletes. [ Full story: Workout Supplements: The Impact on Muscle Strength and Fatigue ] Exercise and Weight Loss. Many supplements exist on the market to help improve athletic performance, but none of these products may be as effective as the nutrients provided from whole foods. Many athletes overemphasize.

Food for athletes: the wonderful avocado Few fruits have nutritional value as complete as avocado. Vitamins B, C, E, K, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, calcium, zinc, thiamine, magnesium, to name a few. What more can we ask from food?

Introduction to the importance and influence of nutrition on exercise. Nutrition is increasingly recognized as a key component of optimal sporting performance, with both the science and practice of sports nutrition developing rapidly.1 Recent studies have found that a planned scientific nutritional strategy (consisting of fluid, carbohydrate, sodium, and caffeine) compared with a self. Protein, protein and more protein: As a Free Athlete, you actually have a high protein requirement.

Therefore, it should make up an essential part of your daily nutrition – may it be for fat-burning, muscle-building or performance-enhancing purposes. Oats. Science is creating super-athletes — and making sports unrecognizable to previous generations and diet.

Understanding how all these things interact can help coaches tailor workouts to help. In particular, albacore and wild salmon are some of the best choices. Avoid farmed Atlantic salmon, which contains contaminants and also a lower amount of omega-3s and other nutrients.

Other good wild-caught fish include haddock, halibut, sole, cod, tilapia, trout, catfish, sardines, and anchovies. Research has long suggested that following a Mediterranean diet — which includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and healthy fats, and not much sugar, red meat or processed food —.

List of related literature:

Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lean meats, and low-fat dairy foods are all rich in a combination of the important vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, fat, carbohydrate, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that athletes need daily to stay in the game.

“Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook” by Nancy Clark
from Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook
by Nancy Clark
Human Kinetics, 2019

Because these grains are excellent sources of carbohydrates that athletes need for energy, the sports nutrition professional must work closely with the athlete to find alternative plant protein/energy sources that will not exacerbate the symptoms and/ or progression of the disease.

“Practical Applications In Sports Nutrition BOOK ALONE” by Heather Fink, Alan Mikesky, Lisa Burgoon
from Practical Applications In Sports Nutrition BOOK ALONE
by Heather Fink, Alan Mikesky, Lisa Burgoon
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011

These are just two of the many reasons athletes will take nutritional supplements and demonstrate their desire to become better athletes.

“Concepts of Athletic Training” by Ronald P. Pfeiffer, Brent C. Mangus
from Concepts of Athletic Training
by Ronald P. Pfeiffer, Brent C. Mangus
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005

Of course, a variety of foods is essential for a balanced diet, and young athletes should be sure to make good food choices to support muscle growth, recovery, and top performance.

“Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd Ed.” by Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
from Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd Ed.
by Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
VeloPress, 2012

Recently, researchers have studied the metabolism of nutrients during athletic competition in order to develop certain well founded dietary recommendations, which will be presented in this article.

“Foods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set” by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
from Foods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set
by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
Taylor & Francis, 1993

Other athletes who have high caloric needs to maintain weight during training may choose unhealthy foods to meet those calorie needs, thus increasing levels of LDL cholesterol and increasing risk for cardiovascular disease.

“Sports Nutrition for Health Professionals” by Natalie Digate Muth, Michelle Murphy Zive
from Sports Nutrition for Health Professionals
by Natalie Digate Muth, Michelle Murphy Zive
F.A. Davis Company, 2019

Therefore, athletes should concentrate on consuming more food when carbohydrates constitute the main energy source.

“Advanced Sports Nutrition” by Dan Benardot
from Advanced Sports Nutrition
by Dan Benardot
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2011

I believe that by and large the best staple foods for endurance athletes are simple foods that are a familiar part of the cultural diet.

“Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance” by Fitzgerald Matt
from Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance
by Fitzgerald Matt
VeloPress, 2012

Interestingly, the researchers also noted a strong association between protein intake and exercise intensity as key drivers of a healthy athlete microbiome.

“Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports” by Marc Bubbs
from Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports
by Marc Bubbs
Chelsea Green Publishing, 2019

This is changing, with coaches and athletes now clearly recognising that unbalanced and inadequate nutritional intakes can lead to poor training and competition performance, lethargy, increased risk of injury and illness, and unfavourable gains or losses in body mass.

“Manual of Dietetic Practice” by Joan Gandy
from Manual of Dietetic Practice
by Joan Gandy
Wiley, 2019

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  • As I watch this I have been drinking energy drinks for almost 20 years 3 weeks ago I started having kidney problems the pain is unreal if my kidneys don’t heal not sure what I’m going to do.I really thought energy drinks were safe

  • They talk about caffeine this caffeine that but most of these people are smoking their lungs out foh ��

    I’m not a energy drinker btw but I’m tired with the hypocrisy..

  • I would drink a couple sometimes one every day ever since I was 13 and I’m 15 now and I can say that it does kinda fuck you up because now my heart beats fast as fuck by doing barely doing anything

  • Good day Prof. I am so impressed with this video and it inspired me more to have deep interest in this our noble profession. Am a Phd student in Nigeria studying sports psychology. I always enjoy your video clips and wish to have yo as my mentor sir

  • Think about it like this. In a world where there really was no problem with milk, wouldn’t the dairy companies have just as much incentive to pay for the studies that say such a thing? They would still need to do it. How do you know this isn’t that world?

  • Even if that study does show you can reduce fat at certain areas. It is only temporary until your body recomps and the fat redistributes throughout your body.

  • Talks about relaxing in the most unrelaxed manner. “Athletes must relax.” Yeah like that forced intent is counter productive to actually relaxing someone.

    Honesty what a weasel monkey. We all know these year 3 concepts

  • Hi Jeff always love you highly informative VLOGS. Wonder if you could do something on eat right for your type where your blood type can dictate what foods are best for you and consequently will help you perform best in the gym. Cheers!

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  • So true!
    Our channel is all about the idea of figuring out what goes behind the mind of individuals who play sports and how it helps them grow in other aspects of their life. And how others can benefit from it.

  • In the intro of the book its mentioned that the brain uses carbohydrates as the main source of energy but will switch over to using ketones when carbohydrate intake goes below 50g (avg carb intake being 300-400g)

    My question if anyone can help: is the brain the only organ that can use ketones?

    And If there are other organs that can use ketones, under what conditions do those organs start using ketones?

  • Everyone says it’s so bad for you
    It’s different how it affects people
    They never talk about that
    I drink energy drink alot and have a collection and i’m a teen!
    I don’t have heart burn or heart problems or any like that i’m fine!

  • Nice lecture. Pity that his reasoning is based on a totally flawed energy-based model of endurance performance. When I hear words like “running out of energy” and “fuel tanks” I cringe. Still, I am looking forward to see more studies on this topic as the ketogenic diet may affect ultra-endurance performance through mechanisms other than the “energy advantage” of increased fat oxidation. 

  • I really appreciate what the PCRM is doing. I searched for randomized controlled trials with vegan diets and most of the results were co-authored by Barnard. We can now tell those low-carbers that we absolutely have RCT’s showing the benefits of a vegan diet.

    PS. The new paper they published that Dr. Barnard is talking about in this vid can be found here:

    “Plant-Based Diets for Cardiovascular Safety and Performance in Endurance Sports”

  • He gave a TedTalk on the basic sports psychology which I learn at gcse and a level.
    Shows how much the field has progressed in 12 years as this was once the in depth sports psychology analysis and now this is just surface level.

  • Red bull is dangerous bro,on me that shit had my fucking arm jigging like a mothafucka and my chest was fucking tight as fuck from it

  • I’m combo of endo and mezomorf. You can’t change that, cause it is due to and the structure of the skeleton, shape of the skull etc. I will never have V-shape back as others, cause of my pelvis and hip width, which can’t be changed

  • Here’s a solution… Don’t excessively drink energy drinks. On the side of a large redbull can it says 1 can max daily. I’d rather die from a quick heart attack than a prolonged cancer (smoking)

  • Plant based = caloric deficit. Thankfully there is research out now disproving this. Haha Glycogen comes from natural starches and sugars BUT BUT it also comes from Gluconeogenesis and this process will supply all your glycogen requirements, and and our cells love ketones, much cleaner burning fuel to use a gas analogy and bodies reservoir for this is much much much larger.
    So much to laugh at in this short video

  • Barnard looks like a giant balloon tied to the end of a stick with a tie wrapped around it. Maybe eat a few more beans or something.

  • It’s not even a systematic review of different diets but an opinion piece. And you put “vegan” in the title of your video while confunding vegan and vegetarian diets in your paper.

  • My right arm is significantly stronger than my left!! It’s from picking up my bike/using it and favoring it in strength activities. They look different.

  • Skipping breakfast is more than just reducing calories…it extends your fast and will keep insulin levels low and fat burning is not paused due to jacked up insulin levels from eating or worse, eating sugary cereals or crap. After I drink coffee, I feel better and can keep the fast (restricted eating period) going until early afternoon. So not eating.. will help stabilize appetite and swings in appetite ( as well as maybe kicking in autophagy if you go without eating long enough)…because you arent messing with the appetite hormones…until you are really truly hungry again. Also, if u eat sugary stuff, prepare for increased hunger, no fat burning for a while and also fat storage.

  • This seems like a lecture from the first days of Sports Psychology 101 class. It’s factual content…but it’s really not a fascinating Ted talk.

  • Is there any benefit from taking a supplement before going to bed at night? (ie: creatine, Cla, stimulant free fat burning(metabolic boosters) products, or thyroid boosting herbs like kelp?

  • Anyone have any knowledge/studies to share about the theory that skeletal lipid deposition also seems to cause insulin resistance?

  • I find this boring and tiring I am sorry u lost me,you did a kinda better job at the end but you really didn’t make your points in a way to win me as a former international athlete and currently a coach I thing u have good elements in here but not right into the point that will help much somebody.thank u for the effort tho

  • somatotyping is a real thing.. we’ve all seen numerous examples of people reflecting extreme examples in everyday life. The super skinny dude with typically short insertions who cant gain muscle no matter how much eats, the pear shaped guy with low test and wide hips, and the natural jock who looks pretty good without doing any lifting and can gain muscle and lose fat easily.

    Stop lifting and eat normally for a long time and you will revert back to your natural somatotype, which is a combination of genetics and hormone levels (which itself can be highly based on genetics). Ectomoprhs get super skinny again, endos gain a lot of pudge, and mesos hold onto their muscle pretty well and don’t get too fat or too lean.

  • Thats what they are trying to say that the caffeine content might be low but other chemicals like taurine and other so calles amino acids actually act as stimulants and hence increase the caffeine response….just like adding NOS to you car… results are identical….