What are the best foods for athletes according to the NY Times?

What are the best foods for athletes according to the NY Times?

Athletes must fuel their bodies to be able to run and perform in their sport.  Which are the best foods for athletes?

Do we need more carbs, more protein, more fat or perhaps we need to have a different mix of these, heavier on green leafy vegetables?

The NY Times recently published an article based on the latest article in the journal Science.

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The Best Foods for Athletes
More fat? More carbs? How should we eat for peak athletic performance?

By Gretchen Reynolds
Nov. 28, 2018

More fat? More carbs? What kind? How much? When?

Questions about what constitutes an ideal and practical diet for competitive athletes consume and confuse many athletes, as well as their coaches and families. But a new, comprehensive review about the science of sports nutrition published recently in Science provides a lucid overview of what currently is known — and not known — about how athletes should eat.

To find out more about these and other topics, I spoke with Louise Burke, a sports dietitian and professor at Australian Catholic University who has worked with many elite Australian sports teams. She wrote the new review with her husband John Hawley, the director of the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research at Australian Catholic University. What follows are edited and summarized excerpts from our conversation.

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