Both mental and physical performance of adolescent athletes is likely to be affected if dehydration occurs. Therefore, no matter the sport or activity it is essential to keep our young athletes hydrated.
Always the first and best option
Adolescents should be getting at least 1.6 and 1.9L of water per day for girls and boys retrospectively
1.6L = approx. 6 cups & 1.9L = approx. 7-8 cups
You can also use other fluids to help with hydration:
Add Milo or Nestle Quick for more flavour
Drink as a smoothie. A simple ingredient smoothie would include banana, milk, ice, and your favourite nut butter
1 glass of fruit juice a day is a good recommendation
Dilute fruit juice with water to decrease the concentration of sugar
Should be avoided as much as possible. They are high in sugar
Kept for games and competition days
Avoided completely. These are likely to hinder rather than help with performance due to the high caffeine concentrations and young athletes inability to process and tolerate caffeine well
And thats how we help you athletes to EAT THRIVE AND PERFORM. Feel free to ask us any questions or contact us if you are needing help with your young athlete’s nutrition. Let us help make your life easier .