The Function Of Saturated Fat In Athletes?
Good evening, I want to ask about how important is saturated fat for athletes? And does the function of saturated fat itself affect the athlete’s performance when competing?
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An athlete goes through a routine training program every day, so his nutritional needs need attention.
Basically saturated fat can increase bad fat for the body / low density lipoprotein (LDL) which can increase the risk of hardening of the arteries, heart disease and stroke. In addition, cholesterol is oxidized in the blood (sometimes into unstable molecules) and can pass through artery walls. To oxidize LDL, the body secretes immune factors that cause inflammation that can damage the arteries. Oxidized cholesterol causes blood to not flow smoothly (due to a decrease in nitric oxide and nitric acid), this makes it difficult for an athlete to drain blood and oxygen throughout the body, especially for muscles, thus reducing athletes' performance.
Recommendations from the American College of Sport Medicine state that carbohydrate requirements for athletes are 6-10g / kg body weight, protein requirements 1.2-1.7g / kg body weight, fat needs 20-35% of total daily calories, and saturated fat Recommended is <10%. An athlete is also advised to meet the needs of vitamins and minerals (but supplements of vitamins and antioxidants that are too high do not affect the performance of athletes, and instead it gives side effects). It is better if you want to consult further on fulfilling nutrition for athletes, you can consult a nutritionist doctor.
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