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Diet for professional sportsmen and the physically active

Sports diet Croydon

Diet should reflect your rhythm of life. Those actively involved in sport need more calories and nutrients to gain and maintain proper body composition, optimal hydration, electrolyte balance, acid-base homeostasis, as well as to ensure proper regeneration after training. That is why professional sportsmen and those who just want to stay in shape often choose to go on a diet.

How can sports diet in Croydon can help?

Intense physical exertion calls for supplementation, e.g. of BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) which human organism is unable to synthesize. BCAAs stimulate hormonal system, especially the secretion of insulin and the hormone of height, exert an anticatabolic effect i.e. reduce the breakdown of muscle tissue, speed up anabolism, a process responsible for building up muscles, increase muscle resilience, reduce fat tissue and affect neurotransmitter activity. BCAA supplementation is individual and may vary from 5g up to 30g. When choosing a protein supplement it is important to check its ingredients as well as amino acids ratio. The best supplements have the highest proportion of essential amino acids (phenylalanine, isoleucine, lysine, methionine, threonine, tryptophan, valine, histidine). Proteins used most commonly in supplements are: egg albumine, milk casein, soy protein isolate, whey protein concentrate and isolate.

Other popularly used supplement is creatine – the most efficient supplement supporting the organism during physical activity. Creatine boosts energy and strength, increases muscle cell volume and improves protein synthesis.

Why it is so important to eat well?

Physically active people have a higher demand for vitamins and minerals. They provide better immune system, fewer muscle cramps, faster body regeneration and improved general condition. Shortage of minerals and vitamins might lead to a slower rate of muscle gain.

Both professional athletes and those who just want to keep fit by doing regular exercise need also to remember about omega-3 fatty acids – they speed up metabolism, at the same time stimulating thermogenesis and supporting circulation by helping to transport nutrients.

Our offer includes a dietary consultation and selecting supplements tailored to meet the patient’s individual needs. The consultation might also include laboratory tests – FIT PACKAGE for the physically active .