07/20/2012 4:06 AM
A soccer player will constantly look after improving his or her body, increasing its maximum potential. With that much effort, comes equally high energy consumption and that's where a diet will come in.
We bring you a guide and an indication on how our players keep themselves ready before they head to battle on the field.
Players are better off following specific diets prior and after playing a match. This allows them to constantly stay in the right shape and state before hitting the green. Eating a normal course just before a match will have several disadvantages. A player must not be ‘full’ because it will affect performance negatively. Also not eating at all before a match or practice is not a good idea either. Going into a match without eating will have you playing in a weakened state.
So what you need to do is find something to eat that is light but can still provide you with a good source of energy to cope with the upcoming effort. These foods must be rich in carbohydrates, in order to charge you up with energy before the match.
A good post game meal is equally important as the pre-game one. In the pre-match meal a player is fuelling himself for the energy needed to perform in the game. It is different after the game, as after the game the purpose of the meal will be entirely different. Your post match diet will have to cover all the nutrients you lost in your recent effort and get your muscles in shape again.
Post-match diets are usually fluid-heavy but a good stream of carbohydrates in the plate will also help you recover easier.
Players must also pay attention in their soccer diet on the GI value of the food you eat in your pre game meal. The GI is short for Glycemic Index and it's a scale of how much a certain type of food raises the level of blood sugar in comparison to pure glucose.
Before matches, it's recommended that the food you eat contains as low GI value as possible because low GI foods help conserve energy during effort. So basically this means for after the game high GI food is the best for refuelling after the game, getting the player’s energy levels back on track in the same day.
So now that you have an idea of how the diet plans for soccer players are, you can understand more about Lidoda Duvha and the way our players schedule their eating times. We take our Football serious and every aspect related to increasing performance in our players abilities. All of this just to make you the Fan happy. Lidoda Duvha!