What should be the Pre-dance Nutrition?
Dancers need more nutritional diet in balanced amounts and right proportions at the right time. This is the only way by which dancers can acquire energy to continue long hours of practice and give supplement to their overworked muscles.
Regular scheduled meals are best for dancers that include a combination of carbohydrates and proteins. Whereas carbohydrate provides immediate fuel to the body proteins help in sustaining that energy all day long. The breakfast taken by dancers should also contain balanced and adequate protein food to avoid fatigue.
An approximate calorie intake by dancers who spend hours practicing on the floor should be-
- Breakfast- 300 to 400 calorie intake
- Pre lunch- 250 t0 300 calories
- Lunch- 500 to 600 calories
- Tea- up to 300 calories
- Dinner- ranging from 500 to 600 calories
The food items that aspiring dancers should essentially intake as pre dance nutrition should comprise of-
- Fresh juices
- Dry fruits
- Green leafy vegetables
- Potato and vegetables with starch
- Bread products
- Dairy products
Intake of right nutritional food shall help repair tissue in the body of dancers,provide adequate energy and keep them healthy and fit.