Fitness | Nutrition | Training | Jan 18 2016

Boxing fitness – 4 reasons why fruit and vegetables are vital

Nutritionist Robert Seaborne explains why it is so important for fighters and their boxing fitness that they eat a 'rainbow' of fruit and vegetable sources
Boxing Fitness fruit and vegetables
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IN terms of sports nutrition, the phrase ‘a rainbow a day’ refers to the wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that you need to ingest. But what exactly does it mean, and why is it even more important for boxing fitness than performance in most other sports?

Hidden inside fresh fruits and vegetables are key nutrients that offer a wide variety of health and sporting benefits for the body. These nutrients are categorized as vitamins or minerals, and serve the body in all manner of different capacities; from protecting against illness to aiding recovery, these nutrients are vitally important for boxing fitness.

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Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS
@RobbySeaborne1

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