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Performance Nutrition: Fuel Your Body and Mind

Nutrition and diet are critical to overall health. Fueling service members to achieve maximum physical and mental performance goes beyond the basics. The science of Performance Nutrition helps service members get the most out of their meals. 

 

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Performance Nutrition

 

Fuel Your Body

 

Fuel Your Mind

 

Stay Hydrated

 

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Supplement Safety

 Performance Nutrition and Supplements

Dietary supplements can help you get an adequate amount of essential nutrients but should not take the place of foods that are important to a healthy diet. When consuming supplements, be sure to speak with your primary care provider or a registered dietician. Here's more: https://www.opss.org/

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Fuel for the mission series 2: Refuel

Fuel for the Mission 1

Maximize energy stores! Low energy stores = fatigue! It's extremely important to refuel the body with proper nutrients and hydration every 3-5 hours -- energy stores need to be restored regularly to maintain optimal health. Learn more: https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/healthyliving/n/Pages/PerformanceNutrition.aspx

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Fuel for the mission series 3: Hydrated

Performance Nutrition

Prolonged or intense periods of exertion can cause dehydration and loss of electrolytes — such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Remember to stay hydrated and drink fluids frequently, even when you are not thirsty. https://www.hprc-online.org/nutritional-fitness/performance-nutrition/basic-hydration-strategies

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Warfighter Nutrition

Warfighter Nutrition

As a service member, proper nutrition can make or break your ability to complete your training or mission and affect your well-being. Take nutrition seriously, and you’ll see the positive effects on your performance. Get started here: https://www.hprc-online.org/nutrition/warfighter-nutrition-guide#home

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Eat to Fuel your Performance

Power Plate - eat to fuel your performance

You’ve heard of the food pyramid, but now meet the “Power Plate” 🍽️ This helpful tool provides a guide to create balanced meals for yourself meant to improve your physical and mental performance. Remember, food is more than simple sustenance, it’s #FueltoFight! https://www.hprc-online.org/nutrition/performance-nutrition/power-plate-eat-fuel-your ...

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Science and Nutrition

Science and Nutrition

Effective science-based nutrition strategies can optimize your mental and physical performance during training, operations, and routine activities. If you need help getting started, work with a registered dietitian to help you make the right food choices to fuel your mind and body! For more information, start here:https://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/index ...

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Handy guide to Portion Sizes

 Your handy guide to portion sizes

#DYK? You already have the tools you need to guide your portion sizes, and the best part is… it’s already attached to you! Use these handy ✋😉 tips to make sure you’re eating the right amount of food to properly fuel your body. https://www.hprc-online.org/nutritional-fitness/performance-nutrition/your-handy-guide-portion-sizes

Last Updated: August 03, 2023
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