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BID Injury Report

Preparing for the Season with Proper Nutrition

 

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There’s a chill in the air, but make no mistake about it, spring and baseball are finally here! The Red Sox know that good nutrition is key to staying at the top of their game, and so should you. Whether you’re patrolling the infield at Fenway, training for the Boston Marathon or making a trip to the gym after work, quality nutrition is an important part of any active lifestyle. But knowing what to eat, when and how much can sometimes be a challenge. Gianna Roma, MS, RDN, in the department of Nutrition Services at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center breaks down what you need to know.

  • Fruit & Yogurt Parfait
    Mix Greek yogurt, granola and berries (great on the go for your morning exercises).
  • Overnight Oats
    Mix 1/4 cup oats, 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 banana, 1/2 c blueberries topped off with 1/4 c Greek yogurt and touch of honey, too.
  • Apple slices with peanut butter
    Choose an all-natural peanut butter with fewer sugars and fillers
  • Hard-boiled egg avocado-toast
    Choose breads that list whole-wheat flour as the first item on the ingredient list. These are healthier options than breads that list simply wheat flour first.
  • Rice cakes with almond butter
    Almond butter contains more vitamin E and iron than peanut butter and tastes great too.
  • Other options
    A fruit smoothie, oatmeal with fresh fruit, or a banana with some nut butter are all quick snacks that will fuel your body as well…

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Nation. Physicians at BIDMC do not treat Red Sox players and have no specific knowledge of player conditions.