Diana’s Tips on Nutrition:

Breakfast means "break the fast". That is what breakfast is all about, but too many people/players do not eat breakfast at all or do not eat enough breakfast especially if they have a match in the morning.  If you expect your body and mind to perform at its best you must eat. Here is what Diana recommends for breakfast: Breakfast of Champions consists of whole grain cereals, fruit and juice, or eggs, toast and fruit, or hot oatmeal, yogurt, and fruit. All of these good wholesome foods turn into muscle glycogen. Stay away from white flour, white sugar, chemicals, fats

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Diana’s Tips on Nutrition

Remember in the last issue in Fall 2011 we discussed racquetball muscles need “glycogen” in order to perform at their optimal level? Glycogen is a muscle energy source that comes from fruits, vegetables and whole grains or complex carbohydrates. Your brain needs glucose or blood sugar and your entire metabolism needs water. Racquetball muscles also need “amino acids” found in protein to repair your tissues and cells. We introduced the "championship meals" you need to eat in order to develop your championship game, so today I want to give you some "championship match tips" to help you reach your goals

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Diana’s Tips on Nutrition

Racquetball muscles need 'glycogen' in order to perform at their optimal level. Glycogen is a muscle energy source that comes from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains or complex carbohydrates. Your brain needs glucose or blood sugar and your entire metabolism needs water. Racquetball muscles also need 'amino acids' found in protein to repair your tissues and cells. Breakfast of Champions consists of whole grain cereals, fruit, and juice; or eggs, toast, fruit; or hot oatmeal cereal, yogurt, granola and fruit. All of these good wholesome foods turn into muscle glycogen. Stay away from white flour, white sugar, chemicals, fats, and preservatives. They

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Diana’s Tips on Nutrition

As a general rule your muscles need a good combination of food as racquetball is very demanding on the body. You need protein ( fish, chicken, fish, beans, etc. ) every day at least 90 minutes after practice to REPAIR your broken down tissues and cells. You need vegetables for electrolytes or quickness. You need fruit for circulation and you need complex carbohydrates, glycogen, for muscle energy. ***Nutrition can be found in our book Championship Racquetball.

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