Morris County NJ Best Sports Nutritionist For Athletes
Morris County NJ Best Sports Nutritionist For Athletes. Over the past years I have been Fixing lots of misconceptions of what my athletes should and shouldn’t be eating, drinking and supplementing during the off season and in-season cycles is not an easy task. The athlete’s body is not different than any other human being’s body, the difference is that these individuals, need to feel, and fuel optimally 365 days of the year to stay at their peak level. In the following paragraphs. As a Morris County NJ Athletic Nutritional Consultant, I will teach you, all the places, where food travels before hitting your GI. And how to make this process easy and effective. Many misconceptions lead to theories such as; protein and high carbs are king. Leaving out essential nutrients that are needed to reach peak performance as well!.
Mouth And Esophagus:
Mouth and esophagus health is important for athletes because problems with either, inevitably lead to food intake restrictions that limit nutrient consumption, and ultimately, result in malnutrition. Given the predisposition of athletes to consume a relatively high level of simple carbohydrates in snacks and sports beverages, which have a high cariogenic (i,e, cavity causing), potential frequent visits to the dentist to ensure healthy teeth and gums are advised. In addition, the intense abdominal forces inherent in many sports activities (e.g. weightlifting)may predispose athletes to hiatal hernias that lead to esophagitis. An acutely irritated esophagus is painful, makes swallowing difficult, and inevitably leads to food restrictions.
Chew Your Food Slowly
Placing nutrition substances in our mouth initiates a series of events that begins the digestive system process. Chewing breaks apart food so it can be mixed more completely with digestive enzymes, particularly one called: salivary amalyze, which begins the digestion of carbohydrates. Chewing your food slowly allows, amalyze enzyme to be released effectively. The secretion of saliva and amylase occurs from the thought, sight, smell, and taste of food. All food placed in the mouth is covered with saliva, which contains the glycoprotein mucin. With its excellent lubricating properties. Mucin slides FOOD into the stomach, through the esophagus without irritation. The ph of the mouth is approximately neutral (between 6.0 and 7.0 ), and the Ph remains neutral in the esophagus.
Everything passes from the esophagus to the stomach, where additional digestive processes take place. A rapid shift in PH occurs from -6.0 to 7.0 to between 2.0 and 2.5 when food enters the stomach. This highly acidic stomach environment initiates a series of events that promotes protein digestion while continuing the mixing action initiated in the mouth. Specialized cells in the stomach also produce intrinsic factor, important for absorption of vitamin b12. Necessary for the production of new red blood cells. Failure to adequately add vitamin b12 eventually results in a condition called (pernicious anemia).
5 ways to time and mix your nutrients for optimal absorption:
1-Always use fiber as your main meal in the morning. YOU READ RIGHT!. Forget about shakes, eggs, and other foods who will slow down your digestive process. Used instead: oatmeal, mangos, couscous, quinoa, lentils. Or, check this pancake mix design for athletes full of fiber and a ridiculous amount of protein per serving as well!
2-Use your protein shakes right after your workouts. That is when your muscles go into the catabolic phase, and glycogen storages have been depleted. Since we are talking about “best absortion practices”. I am going to suggest you pick something with no gluten and lactose free, loaded with enzymes and probiotics. CHECK OUR TORNADO ISO WHEY SHAKES!
3-Draw a rainbow in your main course dishes. I like to see colors on my athletes’ main courses. May be a performance carbohydrate, like, potatoes or brown rice, with a fiber portion like broccoli or asparagus. An anti inflammatory portion food such as purple cabbage and a decent amount of their favorite protein. I prefer high digestible types. I can throw some plant based sources since I am a vegan and a plant based certified nutritionist. Here are my favorite ones: quinoa, chlorella, spirulina, hemp. For non-vegan athletes : salmon, tuna, chicken, hard boiled eggs, etc.
4-As mentioned above: cut down the consumption of high simple forms of carbohydrate in snacks and drinks. They have a high cariogenic potential, terrible for gums and teeth. Introduce natural fruits such as: kiwis, oranges, mangoes, and coconut water instead.
5-Take digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes are proteins involved in the digestion of food, find naturally in the body, they are vital for the athlete’s digestive health. They are secreted by the pancreas, aid the body in breaking down: fats, proteins and carbohydrates, when normal functioning of the pancreas is disrupted, due to illness or injury. Resulting in insufficient enzyme production, these nutrients may not be absorb properly. Digestive enzymes are recommended to protect against this malabsorption. Supplements vary, and some are not as complete as others. Because contain only 3, however, THE TORNADO ENZYMES have a mixture of them and a lot more for your buck!
Maximizing Athletes Digestion!
Try Hemicellulase, an enzyme extracted from the fermentation of a fungus, and other ones that help the body digest fats, carbohydrates, proteins, etc. Besides hemicellulase, is an enzyme no made by your body!. Therefore, essential to your health. Use Alpha-galactosidase too, helps keeping our body a way from inflammation, gastritis and bloating stomach and much more benefits.
Use these guidelines to improve digestion and performance. I am very confident that you will be feeling faster, lighter and more explosive. Leave your comments below!. Please check our sports conditioning page.
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