Sports Nutrition: Fats and Proteins

Sports Nutrition: Fats and Proteins

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by Judy A. Driskell
     
 

It is well known that fats, proteins, and carbohydrates are all energy-yielding nutrients that influence health and physical performance. Yet many recreational, collegiate, and professional athletes still consume more fats, saturated fats, and cholesterol than is recommended, as well as inappropriate amounts of proteins. What is needed is a nuts and bolts reference

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Overview

It is well known that fats, proteins, and carbohydrates are all energy-yielding nutrients that influence health and physical performance. Yet many recreational, collegiate, and professional athletes still consume more fats, saturated fats, and cholesterol than is recommended, as well as inappropriate amounts of proteins. What is needed is a nuts and bolts reference to guide athletes, coaches, and trainers to make educated choices when designing a diet to yield optimal performance.

Sports Nutrition: Fats and Proteins is an up-to-date compilation of critical reviews on the influence of dietary and supplemental fats and proteins on physical performance. Each chapter is written by a recognized scientist with notable expertise in the area of fat or protein as it relates to exercise and sports. It provides a detailed introduction to sports nutrition with an emphasis on the influence of fats and proteins. Covering the quantity and types of fats that effect performance and health, the book includes a general chapter on total fats, saturated fats, and cholesterol, as well as chapters on specific supplements including omegas-3 and -6, medium-chain triglycerides, conjugated linoleic acid, wheat germ oil, and octacosonol. The book also focuses on proteins and the amounts, types, and combinations of selected supplements and their role in performance. Well-researched articles analyze whey, soy, and casein proteins; select amino acids such as creatine, glutamine, and branched-chain; and other beneficial supplements. The book concludes with a discussion of recommended intakes of the energy-yielding nutrients and, more importantly, recommended proportions of carbohydrates to fats to proteins.

Armed with the valuable information found in Sports Nutrition: Fats and Proteins, sports nutritionists, fitness professionals, researchers, and the well-informed layman can create and tailor the appropriate diet to help them and others maximize performance and reach their highest potential.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849390791
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I
Introduction to Sports Nutrition: Fats and Proteins, J.J.B. Anderson
SECTION II
Fats
Total Fats, Saturated Fats, and Cholesterol, H.E. Rasmussen and J.Y. Lee
Medium-Chain Triglycerides, W. E. Billon
Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids, K.R. Lora and N. M. Lewis
Conjugated Linoleic Acid, C.G. Koster and M.A. Belury
Octacosanol and Wheat Germ Oil, S.H. Mitmesser
SECTION III
Proteins
Protein: Quantity and Quality, M.A. Tarnopolsky and B.W. Timmons
Whey, Casein, and Soy Proteins, B.S. Snyder and M.D. Haub
Creatine, R.B. Kreider
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, C.G.R. Jackson
Carnitine, S.A. Chelland-Campbell and R.J. Moffatt
β-Hydroxy-β-Methylbutyrate, S.L. Nissen
Branched-Chain Amino Acids, M.Gleeson
Glutamine, S.S. Jonnalagadda
Other Individual Amino Acids, N.F. Spruce and C.A. Titchenal
SECTION IV
Recommended Intakes of the Energy-Yielding Nutrients
Recommended Proportions of Carbohydrates to Fats to Proteins in Diets, H.C. Lukaski
Index

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