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Nutrition: The Importance Of Carbs To Youth And High School Athletes

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Eating is an important part of fueling for practices and games, and carbohydrates are critical to energizing an active body. According to sports dietitian Leslie Bonci, the amount of carb intake can vary depending on the goals of the athlete, but in general carbohydrates are necessary to increase endurance, strength, stamina, and speed.

Here are several options for quick carbs:
1. Cereal
2. Pasta
3. Fruits
4. Vegetables
5. Potatoes
6. Granola

Such a variety of choices makes it easy for athletes to find appealing, flavorful ways to fuel themselves. according to Bonci, who also provides insights into why carbs are so important.

Click the link below for other tips on ways to fuel your body.

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