Post Game Athletes Nutrition
What to eat after a football match
The most important rule for post-play recovery is to rehydrate. Even in the coldest climates, football players sweat significantly during a game or practice session. Along with fluids, they lose essential minerals in their sweat, such as potassium and sodium. Juice, sports drinks, and other beverages can help replenish the fluids and electrolytes that your child loses during a heavy workout.
Your child may also be ravenous after a football game or practice. Encourage them to replace the energy they’ve expended by eating carbohydrate-rich snacks right after they play, such as granola bars, whole-grain crackers, or whole-grain pretzels. Follow it up with a protein-rich meal to help them retain muscle mass, repair injuries, and satisfy their hunger.