Essay on Nutrition and Typical Athlete Training

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Athletes’ require additional vitamins to maintain their healthy lifestyle. A typical athlete training will require about a 6,000 calorie diet. With this type of diet an athlete needs to consume about 60 to 70 percent of their calories in carbohydrates. An athlete requires additional allowances of small meals throughout the day. Eating a good diet with lean meats, poultry and fish, vegetables and fruits with sufficient amounts of dairy with limited amounts of sugars and refined carbohydrates will allow an athlete to stay healthy.
Significant amounts of vitamins will also help the athlete to excel. With a healthy eating pattern much of the vitamin intake will be sufficient without have to take additional vitamin supplements.
Vitamin A is probably the highest recommended intake with 5000 IU per day, with vitamin C at 3000 mg per day and calcium at 1000 mg per day.
Pregnant women; recommended amounts of chromium Age | Pregnant | Lactation | 14-18 | 29 mcg/day | 44 mcg/day | 19-50 | 30 mcg/day | 45 mcg/day | mcg/micrograms | | |

Pregnant women; Folic acid Age | Pregnant | Lactation | 14-18 | 800 mcg | 800 mcg | 19 + | 1,000 mcg | 1,000 mcg |

When taking folic acid one should be careful not to take it when taking such medications that are used in the treatment for certain cancers. Other medications could cause interactions with taking folic acid at the same time. One should always consult a physician before taking any supplements if they are taking medications due to an existing disease.
People who drink in excess should include in their daily intake vitamins, A,C,D,E, and K. However those who drink in excess are not thinking about being healthy. The kidney takes the largest hit with the alcohol processing. A diet high in vitamin A and E are recommended to allow a normally functioning liver. Many alcoholics suffer from Liver disease, pancreatitis, memory loss and women who are pregnant pass on the disease to their unborn child. Alcohol can also damage the unborn fetus with many fetal development problems.…