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Review 'This book is a useful resource for any athlete looking for guidance on building a solid nutrition foundation.' -- Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists of the American Dietetic Association, April 2006 Read more From the Publisher 'Performance Nutrition for Team Sports is a useful resource for any athlete looking for guidance on building a solid nutrition foundation as well as developing a nutrition plan for optimal performance. Three sections comprise this comprehensive guide: Part I?The Daily Performance Diet: Building a Health Sports Nutrition Foundation; Part II?Training Nutrition: Find Tuning Your Diet for Top Performance, Maximum Strength and Optimal Recovery; and Part III?Sport-Specific Nutrition Guidelines: How to Eat for Your Sport. Thoroughly explaining basic nutrition principles, Part I also highlights new areas of popular interest such as glycemic index, glycemic load, omega-3 fatty acids, and the latest Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). This section presents practical advice for newcomers as well as provides updates for seasoned athletes, including the latest trends in nutritional research and recommendations. General sports nutrition information is features in Part II, which includes the proper nutrient composition for training, recovery, performance, and competition. An emphasis is placed on timing and composition of meals for optimal performance, with sample meal plans included within the section. Athletes of all ages will appreciate the sport-specific advice provided in Part III. Each chapter within this section is dedicated to a particular sport?eg, baseball, softball, football, basketball, soccer, and hockey. Sample meal plans are provided for each sport. Highlighted within each chapter are feature topics such as nutrition for injury, muscle cramping, and salty sweaters. The glycemic index of foods, vitamin and mineral facts, sports nutrition product information, and additional sample menus are included in the appendices. This well organized, comprehensive book is ideal for sports enthusiasts ranging from amateur young athletes to master athletes who are looking for the competitive edge through nutrition. Sports nutritionists may find it a useful resource to assist with helping clients achieve their sports-specific goals. Author Monique Ryan, MS, RD, is the founder of Personal Nutrition Designs, a nutrition consulting company in the Chicago area. She has also written Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes and Performance Nutrition for Winter Sports as well as 150 articles.' Reviewed by Nichole Dandrea, MS, RD, a neonatal nutritionist at the University of Pennsylvania, adjunct nutritional instructor for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and reviews editor for SCAN?s PULSE, the newsletter of the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists of the American Dietetic Association, April 2006. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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