nutrition- diploma in sports

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BTEC Diploma Sport
Student's name Hayley L Bull
Unit No/Name Unit 10: Nutrition for Sports Assignment no. 1
Title Nutrition
Intake and Sport
Tutor Kelly Grimes Date set 1/11/10
Verifier Sarah Prout Date /time due 15/11/10
Student's comments
Identify strengths and weakness and areas where improvement could be made next time.
I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own.
Signed: Date:
Tutor's general comments and assignment feedback
Strengths Areas for development
Criteria Met Criteria Met Criteria Met
P1 M1 D1

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To gain a pass, all pass criteria must be achieved to gain a merit, all pass and merit criteria must be achieved and
to gain a distinction, all pass, merit and distinction criteria must be achieved.
Grade awarded for this fully completed unit:
Assessor's Declaration
I certify that to the best of my knowledge the work
submitted by the learner named above is original and
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All sports athletes have to have a balanced and healthy diet, if they don't then it can lead
to problems affecting their performance. Athletes must understand the importance of this
requirement to be able to perform their best in competitions. My selected sport is
swimming and the selected performer is Michael Phelps (USA).…read more

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Vitamin B
Vitamin B is found in pork, chicken, turkey, cod, bread, whole cereal, egg, vegetables, soya beans,
peanuts, milk and potatoes. Vitamin B has two main functions these are Allows the body to use and
store energy from protein and carbohydrates and helps hemoglobin to form.
Vitamin C
Vitamin C is found in pepper, broccoli, oranges, kiwi, and potatoes and is an antioxidant.
Vitamin D
Vitamin D is found in fish eggs, powdered milk, cereals and is also given off by the sun.…read more

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Potassium helps maintain fluid balance, a low blood pressure and helps nerve and muscle functions.
Calcium helps to form red blood cells and helps to promote strong teeth and bones. Calcium is
found in milk, fish and green leafy vegetables.
Sodium is found in salt, sea food, processed foods and celery. Sodium helps in muscular
contractions and helps fluid levels in cells. The recommended daily allowance is 2500mg.
Iron is found in liver, lean meats, eggs and dried fruit.…read more

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The eat well plate
The Eat well plate shows how much of a certain food group we should have a day. We are
supposed to eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. We are ment to eat small amounts
of fats, dairy produce and meat and fish. If an individual has too many fats then they may become
obese. If an individual eats too little then they may become anorexic. The picture below shows the
Eat well plate.…read more

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Food preperation
Food can be preparded in many different ways and some and healthier than others. These
methods include:
Fry frying foods is the most unhealthy method of cooking. It uses fat to cook the food. Fring is
used when cooking chips, eggs and bread.
Roasting roasting foods is still unhealthy, as it still uses fat. Roasting is used to cook chicken and
Grill grilling food is a little bit healthier as it involves no extra fats or oils. Grilling melts some fat.…read more

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Swimmers also need to be well hydrated before a race as they loose huge amounts of water through
sweating. Hydration can be tested. One of the tests include the colour of urine if it's a light yellow
then this is a sign of good hydration but if it's a dark yellow then is a sign of Dehydration and will
need to drink a lot more to have a healthy level of liquid in their body.…read more

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Glass of pure fruit juice or water Hydration
o Normal size bowl Cereal Carbohydrates and protein
o Freash Fruit (banana, apple, orange, pear, ect protein, minerals, vitamins
During Sports participation
During sports participation no food should be eaten as the water in the working muscles will be sent
to the stomach to help with digestion. With the acception of long endurance event such as cycling,
then a small snack such a cereal bar should be consumed, to give the performer some energy at
intervals.…read more

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