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Nutrition Facts
  • Good food is the equivalent of good fuel for a performance racing automobile.

  • Fad diets / best-selling, quick-fix nutrition books that involve any “revolutionary” new ideas are more than likely detrimental in the long run, and should be avoided at all costs.  Avoid the latest crazes.

  • There is no miracle food or drink (a legal one, anyway) that enhances performance, prevents cramps, builds muscle mass, or eliminates muscular fatigue.

  • The best diet for high performance athletes is one that is loaded with whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, along with healthy protein sources (lean meats, low-fat cheeses, skim milk, etc).  High fat foods and simple sugars should be eaten only in moderation.

  • Water is essential to performance, both in training and racing.  Eight to twelve large glasses per day is a must.

  • At meets, staying cool and hydrated is of major importance.  Eating low-sugar snacks (fruit is an excellent choice) helps aid in preventing dehydration as well

  • The words, “I’m on a diet” should never be used; rather, all athletes should commit to eating sensibly.  Doing this, in conjunction with hard training will allow the body to find its own ideal training and competition weight.