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25 August 2011

To carbo-load or not

Rugby players need to eat enough carbohydrates every day to perform. Dietician, Shelly Meltzer, discusses what is needed and how you could ensure that you are ready for action.

As a rugby player you need enough energy in the form of carbohydrate to be able to train efficiently on a regular basis.

The amount of carbohydrate you need depends on your training programme and other factors. Refer to your eating plan and remember that the bulk of your diet should always come from carbohydrate-rich foods such as grains, fruits and vegetables, dairy foods, sugars and some carbohydrate sports-specific products.

 
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