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Fitness Foods

Foods to Fuel Your Child's Fitness!

Soccer players young and old burn large mounts of energy during practice and on game day, so it's imperative that we make sure they are getting the proper foods to recover for their next game or practice. Here are five items to add to your grocery list to keep your children energized and healthy throughout the season and beyond.

  • Bananas - A healthy and convenient snack high in potassium, that has the benefits of enhancing the nervous system, improving muscle health and much more.
  • Greek Yogurt - An excellent source of calcium, which can help improve bone health. This snack is low in fat and sugar, but contains a great balance of protein and carbs!
  • Whole-grain bread/wraps - Whole grains provide valuable complex carbs that give players a much needed energy boost. This is a useful thing to add to your list due to its flexibility to be paired with protein like chicken, eggs or turkey for a nutritious meal. 
  • Grilled Chicken - Low in calories and high in protein! Grilled chicken is a great recovery item to build back our athletes tired muscles and a great pairing with the whole-grain items.
  • Salmon - Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and a great source of protein, this is a must-have on your grocery list. A nutritious and popular fatty fish packed with vitamins needed for energy production and controlling inflammation. 

Hope this items make your list and don't forget that a little shaved ice (like the picture above) after a great soccer Saturday doesn't hurt every once in a while! Let's be sure our young athletes are getting the proper fuel to get them through a long day of soccer fun! It is all about balance -- and a little sugary fun is okay.

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