Healthy Eating

General Healthy Eating Tips

Eat plenty foods which are rich in carbohydrates, this will keep your energy levels high, particularly at competition times. Good sources of carbohydrates are

  • Breakfast cereals – such as shredded wheat, weetabix, bran flakes, muesli and porridge.
  • Bread – wholemeal, granary, pitta bread, rolls, crumpets, bagels.
  • Crisp bread, water biscuits, wholemeal crackers, oatcakes and rice cakes.
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Potatoes – boiled, mashed and jacket (not chips!)
  • Pizza bases – choose low fat toppings
  • Beans – baked, red kidney, borlotti, cannelloni.

Vegetables – carrots, parsnips, swede, beetroot. All types of fruit. Yoghurt – low fat. Plain biscuits – rich tea, plain digestives (watch for fat content!) Sweets – jelly beans, jelly babies. Sweetened soft drinks.

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