Sports nutrition is an expanding field of study fueled by athletes’ desires to perform better and stay well. Functional foods are vitally important sports nutrition tools for rehabilitation professionals. Many of these functional foods are simple, effective, and offer little downsides to athletes. In this webinar, participants will learn how functional foods can help to enhance recovery, boost the immune system, and enhance performance. Immunonutrition will be covered, which is especially pertinent in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Recommendations for dosing, timing, and types of functional foods will be made according to specific athlete demands and needs.
- Define a functional food
- Outline the essentials for athletic recovery
- Describe ideal foods, dose, and timing to boost athletic recovery
- Define Immunonutrition
- Explain the importance of specific nutrients, spices/herbs, and functional foods for enhancing performance