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What Is a Healthy Diet for a Swimmer?

By Roberta Anding, LiveStrong, 01/10/18, 12:00PM CST

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Start fueling your muscles with energy earlier in the day to avoid an energy slump and decreased physical activity. 

Your body needs a well-balanced diet to stay healthy and energetic. But if you are an athlete, you need a diet that supports a higher level of physical activity by boosting your energy, immunity and muscle strength. A poor diet not only affects your athletic performance, but it can expose you to health complications. The right combination of foods can boost your energy levels and keep your levels high for longer.

Vitamins and Minerals

Swimming is a strenuous activity that requires muscle health and strength. Vitamins and minerals boost your immunity and aid in energy production.