It is a fact that the food consumed plays a crucial role in the performance of athletes. They can only achieve the best performance if their body is supplied with all necessary nutrients.

These include carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, which contain a lot of energy, as building materials. However, micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and secondary plant substances are important as well.

Compared to someone exercising at a usual rate, athletes need more vitamins and minerals, since metabolic processes spin up under load.If you are missing important nutrients, the “engine” will not work properly. The performance of an athlete is influenced by a slight lack of important nutrients as well. The first signs of vitamin and mineral deficiency are fatigue and weakness.

Vitamins are essential in regulating the metabolic processes taking place in living cells as well as the biochemical processes through which food is utilised and turned into energy in the body.

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