How Athletes Can Support Concussion Recovery with Nutrition

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How Athletes Can Support Concussion Recovery with Nutrition

By TrueSport
Unfortunately, young athletes may find themselves on the sidelines for days, weeks, or even full seasons after concussions. As a parent or coach, you can help your athlete by ensuring that they focus on the things that they can control in the healing process, like their nutrition.

3 Healthy Recipes for Athletes with Dairy, Soy, and Gluten Restrictions

By TrueSport
It can be hard to make meals that are healthy and satisfying for athletes with certain food restrictions. But with a bit of prep and pre-planning, you can easily have snacks and meals on hand that are soy, dairy, and gluten-free.

6 Healthy Snacks to Keep in Your Sport Locker

By TrueSport
As an athlete, it’s recommended that you eat every three hours throughout the day, so it’s important to find snacks that travel easily, offer the right nutrients, and actually taste good too. When it comes to nutrition, the goal is to find snacks that fill you up and keep you energized through an optimal blend of mostly carbohydrates, plus some protein and fat to help you feel satisfied for longer.

9 Surprising Things You Need to Know About Inflammation

By TrueSport
You may have heard of inflammation in popular news media lately and wondered if it could impact your athlete. Or maybe your athlete has been feeling more sore than usual and you’re not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

6 Simple Foods to Eat for Bone and Joint Health

By TrueSport
You might think of bone and joint health as something older adults have to contend with as they age, but in reality, childhood and adolescence is the time to lay the foundation for bone and joint health.

5 Healthy Packed Lunches for the Busy Parent and Athlete

Struggling to get lunch packed on hectic mornings? If you have a young athlete on the go, you know providing a good meal for them midday is critical to their ability to get through practice. But it’s tough to make time for meal prep and packing a tasty lunch when you’re already busy.

How Athletes Know When It’s Time to Take a Step Back

As an athlete, you may have grown up with a ‘win at all costs’ mentality, and the idea of quitting anything was frowned upon. Or maybe you feel like leaving a sport will disappoint a parent or coach. If you’re debating your future in a sport or on a team, you’re not alone.

Is It Mission Impossible to Get Your Athlete to Eat Healthy Foods? Try This Approach (PDF)

By David Benzel
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves coming up with a
SIMPLE way to help your teen athlete eat healthier. This message will NOT self-destruct in 5 seconds.

Myth Busters: Why Athletes Don’t Need Protein Powders

By TrueSport
As your athlete gets older and more competitive in sport, you may be wondering if adding protein powder into their daily routine is a good idea. But before you go out and buy the biggest tub of protein that you can find in the grocery store, there are a few things you should know about supplementing with protein powders, especially for young athletes.

6 Surprising Things Athletes Should Know About Collagen Supplements

By TrueSport
You’ve probably heard the hype about collagen supplements. While collagen material can be used medically to treat burns or serious wounds, should you be taking collagen in supplement form?