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GAA Nutritional Tips

Good nutrition is the cornerstone of a healthy body and a growing body needs a wide range of nutrients to stay active and healthy. Within this section, we aim to outline the key foods that GAA players need to help them grow and lead a healthy, active life on and off the pitch.

We teamed up with Hurling Stars and Champions of Healthy Living Henry Shefflin, Conal Keaney and Patrick Horgan to put together Top Health tips which will help you to live like these Champions all year round!

 

Energy

An active body needs fuel - carbs are the best place to get energy.  Foods like bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, potatoes and rice are all a great source of carbs.

Energy

Protein is found in lots of foods: all kinds of meat, chicken, turkey and fish as well as eggs, beans, lentils and nuts.  Use the 'palm of your hand' as a guide to how much you should eat.

Energy

Dairy foods like milk, yoghurt and hard cheese are great places for people to get calcium.  We need at least 3 servings of these foods per day to get all of the calcium we need.  

Energy

We need to have 5 servings a day of Fruit & vegetables.  The easiest way to approach this is to make sure that 1/3 of every meal is fruit, salad or vegetables.  An example could be having fruit with breakfast - a chopped banana, some grapes or slice of melon.

Energy

We all enjoy treats but these foods can be high in fat, salt, sugar or all three!  Occasional treats are no harm but treat foods should be kept to a couple of times a week rather than everyday.

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