Category: Nutrition

Specific soccer nutrition is the study and practice of nutrition and diet with regards to improving soccer performance. Nutrition in terms of fuelling and recovering the player from training and match-play is vitally important. Soccer specific nutritionists delivering within ISSPF will highlight the importance nutrition plays on the developing player, and specific strategies used across various levels of the game.

Women Eating a protein bar

Glycemic Response of a Carbohydrate-Protein Bar with Ewe-Goat Whey

Functional foods are defined as “foods that, by virtue of the presence of physiologically-active components, provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition’’.

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Effect of Pomegranate Juice on Biochemical Parameters & Blood Count

Pomegranate has been used therapeutically for centuries. Its biological and therapeutic properties are primarily attributed to the presence of polyphenols (ellagitanins, flavonoids, phenolic acids, stilbenes, tannins and anthocyanins), which are free radical scavenging compounds.

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Injury Rates In Pro Soccer Players During Ramadan

Many of the socio-cultural lifestyle and dietary changes that take place during Ramadan may affect the risk of injury in athletes, but little evidence is available.

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Effects of Sodium Bicarbonate Supplementation on Sprint Ability in Pro v Amateur Players

In soccer, the final match result in team games, especially association soccer, is determined by multiple factors.

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The Effect of Seasonal-Long Physical Load on EPL Soccer Players

Soccer match play is generally characterised by brief bouts of high-intensity linear and multidirectional activity interspersed with longer recovery periods of lower intensity. Elite level soccer players typically cover 10 to 14 km in total distance per game, where both high-intensity (speeds >14.4 km/h) and very-high-intensity running distance (speeds >19.8 km/h) contribute ~25% and ~8% of the total distance covered, respectively.

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