Diet for better surfing: The importance of knowing how to eat for the surfer.


Diet for better surfing: The importance of knowing how to eat for the surfer.

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Diet for better surfing basically involves knowing how to eat properly. Covering the requirements that a surfer needs, learn more!

From Las Dunas Surf Resort we always seek to satisfy the surfers who stay at our facilities. From a first class attention to a healthy and wholesome food, 100% designed to meet the energy and wellness needs of a surfer.

That is why we have decided to explain a little more about the best diet for surfers. This will help not only the health of your body but also improve the way you surf.

Diet for better surfing:

Is there an optimal diet for surfing, good nutrition makes a difference in any sport. It is a fact, and this is because food becomes the energy that “feeds” the muscles.

When we talk about diet, we are NOT referring to the prohibition or discarding of food. And with it caloric limitations and so on. We refer to a series of nutritional tips to improve the food diet that we carry and thus enhance it.

Optimal diet: To take note

What should we eat for breakfast?

It all starts with a key question: What to have for breakfast? To start our surfing session we need energy and a good breakfast. This does not mean eating a hearty breakfast, but a smart one. The glycogen reserve in the muscles is diminished when we wake up.

Diet for better surfing

Recommendation: Choose foods that are easy to digest and high in carbohydrates: Fruit smoothies, a bowl of oatmeal or cereal, toast with peanut butter or jelly, among other options.

Coffee is known for its ability to stimulate the nervous system, reduce fatigue and improve attention and memory. In the morning, a cup is essential to activate the body. If you can tolerate it without any problem, a cup is perfect.

How should a surfer have lunch?

After a few hours of surfing it is important to recharge your batteries. Hydration is important throughout the day. The recommended lunch should be based on fiber and protein.

Recommendation: Prioritize foods rich in fiber, such as vegetables, fruits and grains. In turn, proteins such as nuts, legumes, dairy products, red or white meats.

Breakfast before surfing

Avoid foods rich in fats or sugars, as these do not meet the energy demands of our body. In fact, their excessive consumption is counterproductive.

Snacks between sessions:

It is important if we are going to be surfing all day, to carry some small snacks or snacks. A simple idea is chocolate milk. This drink is made up of 85% water, is low in fat and helps recover muscle tissue. In turn, it is a source of carbohydrates and protein.

Recommendation: Avoid alcoholic beverages. Opt for sandwiches, vegetables with hummus, canned tuna, fruit salads or a portion of pasta and vegetables.

After surf dinner

After a day full of surfing, it is necessary to eat again to recover the energy spent. At the same time, a good rest is important. Dinner should consist of a good source of protein, carbohydrates and vegetables.

Surfer's hair good nutrition
One of the plates we serve in our Hotel.

Recommendation: Among the proteins are white and red meats, legumes, tempeh, tofu. Carbohydrates can be white or brown rice, pasta or quinoa.

Ideally, it should cover all food groups and provide the perfect balance of nutrients.

This has been the post about the diet for better surfing  Elaborated with a smarter way of eating in mind.

Surfers spend a lot of energy in the sessions and it is important to always maintain a healthy lifestyle. And food plays a very important role.

If you want to learn more about this while improving your surfing, we invite you to visit us. We are Las Dunas Surf Resort, located in the beautiful beach of Aposentillo in Nicaragua.

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