Do you surf? So you must know how to nurture yourself

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Through food you can improve your health, your nutrition and also your performance in surfing. You can get the most out of it by taking into account some aspects such as the following:

Do you surf? So you must know how to nurture yourself

Start your day in the best way

After waking up, think positive and do some gentle stretches to get your muscles moving. If you practice disciplines such as Yoga or Pilates, it is an excellent option to reduce stress and gain flexibility.

Before breakfast, drink a glass of warm water with a pinch of sea salt and the juice of half a squeezed lemon. It is not recommended that you start the day with coffee, water on an empty stomach will do your body very good.

According to studies, each surf session burns between 600kcal to 1500kcal, depending on the weather conditions, the board we use and the level we have. Breakfast shakes are easy to make and can be rich in nutrients. Eating some nuts before starting your session will give you extra energy.

Reduce your intake of simple or refined carbohydrates, which includes, among others, industrial pastries, breads, pasta, cakes and sandwiches. Reduce the consumption of processed and refined flours, products with artificial ingredients and artificial flavorings or colors. Opt for whole wheat, oatmeal, quinoa, etc.

Since the energy expenditure is so much, try to consume fruits and some quality fat (high quality butter, ghee and coconut oil). Quality proteins help provide long-term energy, producing satiety, and aiding in muscle repair after surfing sessions.

Cut down on alcohol.

You can make some quick and healthy snacks to take to the beach like:

Protein bars.

Meat rolls with some vegetables, avocado, or some spinach leaves and a piece of cheese.

High quality organic cottage cheese or Parmesan cheese and some fruit.

Canned oysters or sardines. They are cheap, easy to transport and have a lot of quality nutrients as long as they are in water or olive oil.

Greek yogurt with some fruits and nuts.

Choose raw nuts and raw fruits, as roasted nuts have high levels of free radicals and unsaturated fat.

These meals will help you stay active before and after workouts. By taking care of your diet, you will achieve lasting energy and well-being.

It is best to drink water and not consume artificially flavored drinks or those classified “for surfers”. If you want to hydrate in a natural way, prepare water with a squeezed lemon or orange and a pinch of salt.

If you make some basic changes in the way you eat, you will see an overall positive impact and you will notice a greater performance when surfing.