Thursday’s Nutrition Tip

Carbohydrates are not just pasta and rice. You should know that according to Food Guide for Women’s Soccer, fruits and vegetables are also excellent sources of carbohydrates. But some players have trouble figuring out how to consume the recommended daily 2 cups (500 g) of fruits and 21⁄2 cups (600 g) of vegetables. The trick is to eat large portions. Most soccer players can easily enjoy a banana (counts as one cup fruit) and 8 ounces (one cup) of orange juice in the morning. That’s already the minimal 2 cups of fruit for the day! A big bowl of salad filled with colorful spinach, tomato, carrot, and pepper can account for the minimal recommended 21⁄2 cups of vegetables. We hope Thursday’s nutrition tip helps you.

Stay tuned to more from the Women’s World Cup. USA v. China Friday!


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