Fuelling your body
Here are some snacks recommended by British Diving for active young athletes, containing 25g of carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates are the main energy source for the body and vital for active, growing youngsters.
Popcorn, 2 cups
Pretzels, 1 cup
Jaffa cakes x 3
Yoghurt Smoothie x 200ml
Dilute squash x 500ml
Fresh fruit, 2 pieces
Raisins x 1 small box
Pasta or noodles, 1½ cups cooked
Cereal bar (eg frueseli) x 1
Crumpets/scones/muffins x 1
. . . & don’t forget breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
You wouldn’t get very far in a car with no fuel. Don’t run your body on empty – put good quality fuel in it to get the best performance out of it!