Athletes work harder today than they ever have. The age of the intense athlete also continues to drop. One of the key elements to a properly fueled athlete is hydration. When you are dehydrated by as little as 2% of your body weight, exercise performance will be impaired.
Any well-balanced diet provides you with the fuel that your body needs to function at an optimal level. The nutrients that provide caloric value fall into three main categories: fat, carbohydrates, and protein. Providing your body with the right composition of these macronutrients plays a pivotal role in your overall well-being. Here we dive into these macros and how protein has a special place in your balanced diet.