Andy Simons: Proper Nutrition

As someone who has been involved in sports his whole life, Andy Simons knows that taking care of your body is essential to a happy and healthy life. It is also the determining factor in how long one will be able to enjoy their entire favorite activates. As a physical therapist, he sees firsthand what happens to people when poor nutrition leads to an athletic injury that keeps them from doing the things they love. Below, he shares some basic foods that more people should pay proper attention to.

Bananas

Bananas are great for athletes because they help the prevention of cramps, which is great for eating before a workout or a sports event. Bananas are rich in potassium and other vitamins and nutrients that are good for maintaining strength and good health while engaging in competition.

Apples

Apples are excellent for people who are building muscle, as some of the nutrients in apples work to restore muscular health as well as boost their mass following a workout. According to Andy Simons, eating an apple after a workout is one of the best treats you can give your muscles, and eating a banana before is one of the best protective buffers you can give your muscles.

Coconuts

Coconuts are also rich in potassium and electrolytes, which is why Andy Simons says the recent trend with coconut water has taken off with such popularity. The stuff really works, and it is great for you to have at any time of the day.

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