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Diet obsession is more prevalent today than it has ever been. High-protein and low carbohydrate diets are extremely popular in most developed countries. Few people have a right to be as concerned about a diet regime as athletes. Food is the fuel we need to sustain our energy levels when we work hard performing in our sports. Everyone needs to eat a balanced diet, depending on the physical demands of each particular sport. The diet of a jockey would be totally different from that of a Sumo wrestler!
ONCE YOU HAVE READ THE TEXT ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND CHECK YOUR ANSWER WITH YOUR PARTNER.
1.- WHERE DO WE GET CARBOHYDRATES FROM?
2.- WHEN DO ATHELETES HAVE PASTA PARTIES?
3.- WRITE A LIST OF CARBOHYDRATES AND PROTEINS YOU USUALLY EAT
4.- WHY IS FAT IMPORTANT?
5.- WHERE DO WE FIND FIBRE?
6.- HOW MUCH WATER HAS THE HUMAN BODY GOT?
7.- HOW CAN WE REPACE VITAMINS AND MINERALS QUICKLY?
8.- DO WE NEED A LOT OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS?
9.- HAVE A LOOK TO THE CHART AND WRITE YOUR DIET FOR A SCHOOL DAY.
10.- WHY DID ARSENE WENGER INTRODUCE A CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN DIET FOR HIS PLAYERS?
11.- NAME THREE PROBLEMS WITH THE BRITISH MENU
12.- TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!