Sports nutrition is a rapidly moving area of sports science. Here we explain the basics of a balanced diet and which foods should make up your training diet.
People are always talking about a balanced diet, but what does this actually mean? A balanced diet contains all the nutrients you need, in the right amounts to keep you healthy. Karren Norris personal trainer and sports nutritionist explains how to get a balanced diet for fitness.
The subject of nutrition is complex and varied. It encompasses everything from weight loss and gain to sports performance and supplements. Here we aim to give you a basic understanding of the requirements of a balanced diet and the importance of this in sport. A balanced diet for most people should consist of: 60% Carbohydrates, 30% Fat, 10% Protein, Vitamins, minerals and water.