Sep 25, 2018
In this episode, Dr. Mary Lucero Owner of End-O-Fite Enterprises
LLC and co-host Tony Prangner Jr of bOpit SNM Podcast Network
discuss the importance of mineral nutrients for athletes, and
suggest ways to ensure that your athlete is replacing more than 3
As Football and other fall sports move
into full season, it is good to consider the nutritional
demands these activities place on student athletes and their
families. You just can’t run hard, jump hard, pump iron,
sweat hard and travel hard without depleting nutrients.
- Athletes and the moms and dads who
rush around getting them to practice rely far too much on fast
- Sending athletes to the courts and
fields puts tremendous stress on their bodies, speeds up their
metabolism, and increases their need for good nutrition.
- One popular sports drink label shows
34 grams of sugar in a 20 ounce bottle and only contains three (3)
“electrolytes” three mineral nutrients, Na, K, and P. The
version that has no sugar uses sucralose, a completely synthetic
- Sugar dehydrates us. It is used
in laboratory experiments to induce drought stress.
- Fresh melons grown in healthy soil
are a better source of electrolytes than any sports drink on the
- Sports drinks that lack minerals like
magnesium, nickel, cobalt, manganese, fail to replenish the
minerals that help us convert cellular energy to ATP through
glycolysis and cellular respiration.
- Sports drinks that lack the copper
and zinc cannot help us produce antioxidant enzymes that prevent
damage from free radicals produced during hard workouts and
- Good nutrition can improve athletic
performance, reduce the risk of injury, and even speed up recovery
time when injury does occur.
- If fresh melons grown on healthy
soils are not an option at your next game, consider drinking
Rebound. Contact your YGY Extension Team member for
For more information about End-O-Fite Enterprises LLC visit
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You can also contact Dr. Mary Lucero via email Mary@endofite.com