Monday, April 25, 2011

Sample Meals

8 oz. Orange Juice
10 oz. Milk
1 piece toast with PB&J
1 Banana
1c. of Oatmeal
6oz. Turkey slices
1 Slice of Cheese
½ cup of lettuce
¼ cup tomato
6 Sub sandwich
1 c. mixed berries
4 oz. Milk
 4 cups of milk
Grilled Chicken
Baked Potato w/ Butter
1 c. Steamed Broccoli/Cauliflower
1 PB&J           

Athletes should remember to keep in mind that eating healthy will make the difference when it comes to their performance. Football players in general should try to stay as healthy as possible and keep excess weight off. They need to keep their hearts healthy because statistics have shown that football players do not typically live as long as other athletes and they typically die from some kind of heart problem. Football players need to remember that they are not gods and that steroids (and other types of ergogenics along that line) hurt them in the long run.

References Used in the Football Posts

Haupt  HA, Rovere  GD. (1984)  Anabolic steroids: a review of the literature.  Am J Sports Med.  1984;12:69–84.

Fink, H. H., Burgoon, L. A., Mikesky, A. E.  (2009).  Practical applications in sports nutrition        (2nd ed.).  Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, LLC.

Ekblom, B. (1986). "Applied physiology of football." Sports Medicine, 3, 50-60

Bobb, A., D. Pringle and A. J. Ryan. A brief study of the diet of athletes. J. Sports Med. 9:255, 1969

Carl Prine, Jan. 9, 2005, “Reportedly, the 2003 NFL injury rate was nearly eight times higher than that of any other commercial sports league, according to the U.S. Department of Labor..” “Bloody Sundays,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, available at [ 

specialreports/specialnfl/s_291033.html].  CRS Report p. 8 racing.”

Savica, V, Bellinghieri, G, & Kopple, J (2010). The Effect of Nutrition on Blood Pressure. Annual Review of Nutrition, 30: 365-401(10.1146/annurev-nutr-010510-103954),

Inline Citation -- (Savica, Bellinghieri & Kopple, 2010)

Williams MH. Rating the sports ergogenics. In: Williams MH. The ergogenics edge: pushing the limits of sports performance. Champaign, Ill Human Kinetics, 1998:115–278.

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