Successful Eating Makes People Fat

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Whether you’re a kid playing tag or an Olympic gold medal swimmer, you have probably exercised or played a sport during your lifetime. If you’re like me, you have probably gone home from a workout and binge eaten everything since you earned it. You’ll just have to work out extra hard tomorrow and everything will okay right? Well, it probably wasn’t the best decision to binge eat everything. Even Michael Phelps, Olympic gold medal swimmer, picks and chooses wisely what his 12,000 calorie diet will consist of. So if you’re on the high school varsity swim team, should you eat the same 12,000 calorie diet and expect to win gold medals? Again, probably not since there are so many factors that help determine what foods each specific athlete should …show more content…
In a section of Successful Aging, they cover the four basic nutrients which are carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, and water. There are two different groups of carbohydrates: simple and complex. “Simple carbohydrates are sugars. They are the quickest source of energy, as they are very rapidly digested,” describes the Physician 's Committee. Complex carbohydrates are the ones that we usually like to focus on as they give us fiber and health promoting benefits. Look for complex carbohydrates in fruits, vegetables, bread, pasta, grains, cereal products, and crackers. Second, protein is made up of amino acids and can be found in lean meat, fish, poultry, and low-fat dairy products, as well as nuts, dried beans, peas, and lentils. If you’re a vegetarian, do not fear, protein can be found in vegetables. According to The Complete Guide to food in Sports Performance by Dr. Louise Burke, complementing vegetable proteins will allow you to receive all the amino acids needed in a healthy diet. Next, if you’ve talked about the benefits that oranges or the sun give you, then you might have come across the topic of vitamins. The most popular vitamins include, Vitamins C (oranges), D (sun) K (leafy greens), E (almonds), and B complex (bread). As you can see, vitamins can be found in all types of foods and if necessary, supplements can be taken. Last but not least is water. Water is extremely important for athletes and good health for a large percent of our bodies are made up of water. It can be obtained from other sources like juice, milk, and

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