Diet of Baseball

Baseball training consists of a mixture of strength, speed, skill specific, sprinting, and weight training exercises. The main nutritional goals for baseball players are to maintain energy levels and concentration as well as ensure adequate hydration for performance.

Requirements for each individual player depends on their playing position, body composition goals, and differing training programs. A nutritious eating pattern helps to support the needs of fit, energetic and strong baseball players. Nutrition is often based around lean proteins for muscle repair and recovery, carbohydrate appropriately timed for fuelling. In addition, fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats provide important vitamins and minerals.

Focus should be on eating on a wide variety of nutrient rich foods (cereals, wholegrains, fruit, vegetables, dairy products, lean meat and poultry, fish, nuts and legumes). Timing of meals and snacks throughout the day can improve nutrient absorption, manage appetite, and maximise fuelling and recovery, training and performance.