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Why are healthy snacks important for athletes?

Toby Smithson
Nutrition & Dietetics
Healthy snacks are important for everyone! Athletes and non-athletes included. Snacking can be a helpful way for athletes to build muscle and recover after an intense training session or competition. Unhealthier foods that are high in sugar, sodium, and inflammatory fats can interfere with recovery and may reduce athletic performance. For a healthy snack, opt for fruits and vegetables with whole grains, lean protein, or low-fat dairy.

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