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15th Edition
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ISBN: 9781337906371

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15th Edition
Sizer + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337906371
Textbook Problem

An athlete's pregame meals should be

a. low in fat

b. high in fiber

c. moderate in protein

a and c

Summary Introduction

Concept Introduction:

Athletes do a lot of physical labor. They need more of carbohydrates and proteins, rather than fat and fiber. Therefore, their diet should be wisely maintained in order to provide them ample energy and important minerals and nutrients.

Explanation

Option (a) says that ‘pregame meal should contain less fat’ and this is correct. This is because taking fats would make the athlete feel full and make him feel lethargic, and his performance would be affected. So, this option is correct.

Option (c) says that ‘the meal should contain some amount of protein’. As protein is a macronutrient, are required for the proper functioning of the body, this is true, but both a and c are correct options...

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