What vitamins and minerals are important in the daily diet of athletes?
Amateurs and professionals, women and men, young and old, should in practice ensure that they have a varied diet during leisure or professional physical activity. In addition to essential nutrients, we must not forget about vitamins and minerals! What is the task for athletes? Where to get it?
What vitamins and minerals are most important for athletes?
It is difficult to answer this question unequivocally, because in fact every large and small component of the daily diet has a very important function in maintaining the optimal functioning of the organism. For example, vitamins of group B (such as pyridoxine - B6, niacin or cobalamin - B12) help maintain the optimal functioning of the nervous system,
help maintain a good energy metabolism and reduce the feeling of fatigue. For its part, vitamin D contributes to the proper functioning of muscles and the maintenance of good bone health, and vitamin C supports the proper functioning of the immune system (which is very important for athletes).
This also happens with minerals that, like the components of vitamins, regulate a whole range of important processes. Components such as zinc and magnesium have a beneficial effect on the acid-base balance (zinc) and on the management of electrolytes (magnesium). Iron is an essential component of the production of red blood cells and hemoglobin and supports the proper transport of oxygen. Calcium for its part is an essential component for the hardness of skeletons and promotes the optimal functioning of digestive enzymes.
What sources of vitamins and minerals will be sufficient for athletes?
It should come as no surprise that a balanced and varied diet is the main source of vitamins and minerals for athletes. Macro and micronutrients are found in large amounts in fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, dairy products, meat, fish, eggs, and many other popular food items. People who train, according to their taste preferences and the current state of their digestive system, are free to make up a daily menu to be able to cover the daily needs.
However, it should be noted that the vitamins and minerals contained in food are not completely absorbed. The human organism is not able to absorb and use the full content of the active ingredients contained in it. In addition, the sports diet is associated with increased requirements - movement and intense physical exertion lead to an increase in the metabolic rate and an increase in energy expenditure. For this reason, to cover the losses that have occurred, it is necessary to add additional supplemental supplements
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