A healthy diet, designed to meet the specific demands imposed upon by the individual athlete''s training and competition, forms the basis upon which a maximal performance level can be obtained. Most athletes and coaches are well aware that diet and nutritional support should meet nutrient requirements to compensate for the metabolic demands imposed upon by intense exercise training and competition. As a result, nutritional interventions, with or without the use of specifically designed sports nutrition products, are widely applied to extend the limits of human endurance and improve exercise performance capacity. In the 76th Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop, a group of expert scientists in the field of nutrition and exercise discussed the ergogenic properties of various nutritional interventions and presented research to show that dietary strategies can be applied to extend the limits of human endurance.
van Loon, L. J. C., & Meeusen, R. (2013). Concluding remarks: nutritional strategies to increase performance. Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop Series, 76, 121-125. https://doi.org/10.1159/000351344