Eat Right for More Energy

If you engage in physical activity and sports, healthy eating is essential for optimizing performance.  Combining good nutrition with physical activity can lead to an overall healthier lifestyle, too.  Here’s how.

  • Choose nutrient-packed foods. Include whole grains, lean protein, fruits and vegetables, and low-fat or fat-free dairy.  Eat less food high in solid fats, added sugars and sodium.
  • Energize with grains. Make at least half of your grain food choices whole-grain foods such as whole-wheat bread or pasta and brown rice.
  • Power up with protein. Protein is essential for building and repairing muscle.  You can get it from plant sources and from seafood, lean cuts of beef or pork, and skinless poultry.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink water instead of sugary drinks.  Keep a reusable water bottle with you to always have water on hand.