Functional foods for athletes

F.J.P.H. Brouns*

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There is an increasing awareness of the fact that nutritional factors can influence the physical and mental performance capacity of individuals who are involved in intense exercise. In addition, specific nutritional substances are thought to influence physiological functions or metabolism in the body in such a way that performance enhancement may be achieved and recovery from exhaustive exercise may be improved. tn this review, I discuss some of these interactions and emphasize the need for health- and performance-related claims on sports foods to be supported by scientific evidence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-363
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Food Science & Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997

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