Nutrition Resources (Brantford Girls Hockey Association)

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Don’t forget that nutrition is an important aspect of Hockey

 

Eating well sets the tone for a player’s performance both on the ice and in life.

 

FIVE NUTRITION TIPS

Feed the machine
Eat three meals per day plus snacks to maintain a high metabolism and energy level. Although this is difficult when travelling to games, NHLPA players know, it pays off in the end.
Pre-game
Eat a high-carb, high-calorie meal to last throughout the game. Avoid heavy meals like steak as they will only slow players down. Try spaghetti and meat sauce, chicken or salmon and rice before a big game.
Post-game or workout
After practice, a game or a workout, athletes need to eat within the hour to restore the calories lost on the ice. Flax and essential oils, vegetables, carbs and protein provide critical benefits.
Off-season
Healthy eating, like exercise, is still important in the off-season. Add more fruit and an occasional treat to your diet.
Get motivated
Nutrition has become a vital part of the modern hockey game. Today we have a greater knowledge of the affects different nutrients have on the body and mind and that means young hockey stars have a chance to improve their game in another way.

 

Other Resources:

 

Healthy Choices on the Run – Fast Foods – Fast_Food_Tips_Apr_2011

Sometimes when travelling, teams need to stop and ‘fuel’ up

 

Nutrition Guidelines for Hockey – Nutrition_guidelines_for_hockey

3 articles that provide information about:

1.   Nutrition goals and guidelines

2.   Nutrition pre-, during & post-game

3.   Nutrition during a tournament

 

Hayley Wickenheiser’s Nutrition Profile – Hockey_Nutrition_w_Hayley_Final_EN

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