Our expert says:
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Just before an event/ practice it is best to consume a high GI drink (about 15 – 30 carbs) and if possible continue to sip more of it every 15 minutes – this way you keep filling the blood with glucose to constantly supply energy.
Best food to eat is always Low GI carbohydrates – visit the GI foundations of SA’s website www.gifoundation.com for more info on the glycemic index of foods.
The meal four hours before the event should consist of a bit of low fat protein with pasta – also keep the sauce low fat. You can add some fruit.
Two hours before the event she can consume a banana or a yoghurt if she is not sensitive to milk products.
Take lots of care.
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