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Every week, our friends at St. Vincent Sports Performance (@DefiningSports) will provide three new tips that could help you achieve your athletic potential!

Water is required to produce saliva, digest food, transport nutrients to and from cells, discard waste and dissipate heat.

Eating high sodium foods(pretzels, salted crackers, chicken soup) is a suitable part of a recovery diet for most healthy athletes. Sports drinks are a weak source of sodium compared to salty snacks.

Athletes who weigh 100 to 200 pounds need 75 to 150 grams (300 to 600 calories) of carbohydrates repeatedly every two hours for six hours of activity. So plan ahead and have the right foods and fluids readily available for frequent snacking.

 

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