Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
Fruits and vegetables should cover most of your plate at lunch and dinner and can be included in snacks throughout the day. This food group provides important vitamins and minerals that are essential to your body’s daily functions and training needs. The different colors of fruits and vegetables contain different properties called antioxidants and phytochemicals which can help fight off disease and keep you healthy around the clock, and especially during your season.Incorporating multiple colors of fruits and vegetables at meals and snacks is a great way to make sure you are getting all the benefits of all the colors.
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.