So timing and type of meal are important to your pre-soccer meal. In addition, you should not experiment with your diet on the day of the game. Stick to the tried and tested what you can tolerate and make sure you don’t overeat at any meal before the football game.
Not only eating shortly after training or a game is important for your performance, but also your behavior. Shortly after intense stress, your body is weakened and needs to be rebuilt. Here it is particularly susceptible to viruses and bacteria and thus to colds. Make sure that you do not catch a cold shortly after the game and that you do not do anything that weakens your body. Lighting a cigarette or drinking alcohol immediately does not build a strong immune system. Of course, this also applies to your food. Provide your body with sensible nutrients after the game and not unnecessary amounts of sugar and fat. A sensible, homemade shake and a balanced dinner is more beneficial to your health than a chocolate bar, a beer and a red bread roll after the game. With the “open window effect”, the first 45 minutes after exercise are addressed.
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While you are moving, your body uses up energy. Our body draws this energy most easily and quickly from carbohydrates.