By Tamara Jacobi, originally published on MindBodyGreen
You’ve been training for months, maybe even years, for the big race day. Yet, a quick snap, crackle or pop and it’s game over. Instead of heading to the starting line you’re sitting on the couch.
Did you know that sports injuries are often a sign of nutrition imbalance? Many athletes have come to think of injuries as simply part of training and being “sporty”. However, at the same time, athletes also have a tendency to focus their diet on a set of basic set of sports nutrition “rules” that concentrate on specific ratios of proteins, carbs and calories, with little attention to nutritional quality. Coincidence? I’m not so sure . .