Essentials of Sports Nutrition / Edition 2

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Today's top athletes understand that meeting one's nutritional needs is critical when competing. Those who perform heavy physical activity must receive an increased level of nutrients, fluid and energy. This book offers a concise introduction to the links between nutrition and physical performance.

General overview of nutrients is followed by a detailed discussion of carbohydrates/fats/proteins/minerals/vitamins.

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Editorial Reviews

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"…to compare this book to a car, it would be a Ford Mondeo as it is reliable, comfortable, midpriced and easy-to-use…" (Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, April 2003)

"...This publication contains a lot of valuable information in the field of sports nutrition." ( Scandinavian Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 47, No.1, 2003)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471497646
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/16/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

FRED BROUNS is an internationally recognised authority in the field of sports nutrition and supplementation. Over the years he has been consultant to The International Olympic Committee, to numerous National Olympic Committees and Sports Federations, the Dutch Soccer Team, Professional cycling teams, the Dutch Olympic team and many others.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Pt. I Nutritional Aspects of Macronutrients in Sport 7
Ch. 2 Carbohydrate (CHO) 9
Ch. 3 Fat 31
Ch. 4 Protein 51
Pt. II Aspects of Dehydration and Rehydration in Sport 61
Ch. 5 Fluids and Electrolytes 63
Pt. III Nutritional Aspects of Micronutrients in Sport 81
Ch. 6 Minerals 83
Ch. 7 Trace Elements 99
Ch. 8 Vitamins 107
Ch. 9 Antioxidants and Exercise Induced Free Radicals 121
Pt. IV Nutritional Ergogenics and Metabolism 131
Ch. 10 Nutritional Ergogenics 133
Ch. 11 Eating Disorders in Athletes 163
Ch. 12 From Theory to Practice 167
Ch. 13 A Brief Outline of Metabolism 183
References 193
Index 219
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