Tag: carbohydrates


Quick and Easy Snacks for Athletes

Snacking right can help keep you satisfied and on top of your game. Always keep carbohydrates and protein in mind! Carbohydrates keep your body fueled, so you can use protein to repair and rebuild muscle. Seven Quick and Easy Snacks Yogurt and fruit: Greek yogurt has the most protein, but other […]


Macronutrient Needs for Athletes

For the athletes who exercise longer than one hour a day, an increase in total calories and some alternate nutrition considerations are key to reaching peak performance and staying healthy and strong! Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are the main source of fuel for your muscles. Simple carbohydrates, found in fruits, milk and […]



Carbohydrates are an important nutrient. They help ensure proper growth and are a major source of energy during times of rest and physical activity. Carbohydrates are found in foods like bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, fruit, vegetables, beans, cookies, candy, and milk. They can be classified as sugars, starches, or fibers.  Sugars Sugars (“simple carbohydrates”) are found […]