Healthy Nutrition und Supplements: Increase in performance through targeted nutrition
An athlete is what he eats. Accordingly, it is worth taking a regular, critical look at your own nutrition plan. What is the ratio of protein, fat and carbohydrates? Which fiber, minerals, vitamins and trace elements are substituted? And what is the actual fluid intake? The aim is to find the form of nutrition that supports the individual in achieving their own training goals - moderately supplemented with supplements that meet the requirements. Valuable support for successful nutritional counselling or the creation of a training-optimising nutrition plan offers the digital nutrition range of the first FIBO@business on 1 and 2 October. On offer will be practical online lectures on current sports nutrition trends as well as virtual exhibitor presences of exciting newcomers and major key players, including 1:1 consultation options, rounded off by delicate live cooking sessions at FIBO@home on October 3 on Instagram.
Performance killer sugar: Why the analysis of food components is worthwhile
When redesigning a targeted, training-optimizing diet, there is no way around stocktaking. The intake of protein, fat, carbohydrates, dietary fibres, minerals, vitamins and trace elements - both from natural foods and supplements - is taken into consideration. Not only the quantity is decisive, but also the combination and especially the quality. Best example: carbohydrates. This energy supplier, which is particularly important for endurance sports, basically consists of sugar molecules, which can be divided into complex (good) and simple (poor). Thus, in addition to simple sugars such as glucose and fructose, which are not insignificant for athletic performance, there is also the "good" multiple sugars and the "bad" industrial sugar. While polysaccharides, i.e. complex carbohydrates, can be found in whole grain products, potatoes or legumes, among others, which also contain vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre, simple carbohydrates in the form of monosaccharides or industrial sugars are often found in fruit and sweets.
While simple sugars are certainly justified in sports nutrition, the consumption of industrial sugars is particularly critical. Thanks to current research, it is now known that industrial sugar is responsible for many diseases and is quickly converted into fat. Furthermore, sugar is a real performance inhibitor, because: The body releases more insulin than it actually needs when ingested. This insulin is then broken down, causing the blood sugar level to fall below normal. This results in a low physical and mental performance. The body therefore demands the absorption of quickly available energy again and a vicious circle begins.
Reduction diet: Less is more
Dr. Robert Haas is considered a pioneer when it comes to the symbiotic relationship between nutrition and fitness. As early as the 1980s, the consultant to sports stars such as tennis player Martina Navratilova established a clear connection between physical performance and consistent nutrition based on blood values. Even then, he recommended the avoidance of simple sugar. Beyond that Dr. Robert Haas pursued however still another further beginning: The reduction diet, with which fewer calories are taken up, than the body actually needs. This reduces weight while increasing the athlete's performance. And even more.
The calorie reduction already practiced by Dr. Haas is now even attributed a life-prolonging effect. Thus, various studies prove that cell regeneration is forced by an interrupted supply of the body with nutrients. This effect, which justifies the welfare and interval chamfered, results on the one hand from the decreased formation of useless waste products, the so-called Advanced Glycation Endproducts, which are responsible for a faster cell aging. On the other hand an internal cleaning process, the autophagy, is stimulated.
Appropriate to your needs and type: This is how sports nutrition must be
In principle, however, a complete basic diet and sufficient fluid intake are the supporting foundation for physical and mental performance. There are demand-driven differences in the general basic rules of nutrition, which are formulated by the German Society for Nutrition (DGE) and others on the basis of scientific findings, which must be observed. Thus, in the meantime, it has been closely examined which nutritional concepts are particularly effective in which sports.
Supplements: More than powders and shakes
Based on the latest findings, there are very specific recommendations regarding the consumption of fitness supplements that can complement the natural diet to improve performance. Special focus is placed on type-appropriate dosages of carbohydrates and protein, but also of micronutrients such as coenzymes, L-carnitine or magnesium, which are balanced according to the type of sport. Hence protein is the ultimate game changer, especially in weight training - in the appropriate dosage, which usually cannot be ensured by the intake of natural foods. The sports nutrition and supplement market offers a wide range of different protein products, from lemonade to pudding, powder and shake. FIBO@business on October 1 and 2 will provide an overview in the virtual exhibitor area at www.fibo.com.
Valuable on-demand knowledge on the latest nutrition and health topics
In the context of the digital on-demand offer at the first FIBO@business, Dr. Kurt Mosetter deals with sports nutrition and takes a look at the current status quo in his online lecture from the category "Prevention, Rehabilitation & Therapy". The founder of the Myoreflex Therapy, who has for example advised the internationally successful soccer coaches Jürgen Klinsmann and Ralf Rangnick in his career, explains in particular the influence of nutrition on performance, regeneration and prophylaxis of injuries and the possible benefits of a change of diet. He shares his insights into the importance of nutrition, nutritional control and intestinal power for the prevention of injuries.
Relaxing, anti-inflammatory, anxiety-relieving - with these properties the substance cannabidiol (CBD) is currently attracting attention in the field of dietary supplements. Similarly hyped as currently vitamin D, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which is extracted from cannabis and is said to have a regenerative effect, quickly found its way into drugstores, where it can be found in various dietary supplements. During FIBO@business, Lecturer Dr. med. Felix Post will deal in detail with the effect and use of CBD products. His lecture "CBD, the new pain & regeneration remedy?" can also be accessed permanently as part of the comprehensive digital on-demand offer.