What do professional footballers eat?
However, moderation is paramount to reap the benefits of fat as too much can put players at risk of increasing their fat mass, which will slow them down on the pitch and reduce performance. Players tend to focus on foods that contain monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids, such as:
- Nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews)
- Seeds (sunflower, flax, chia)
- Fatty/Oily fish (salmon, tuna, trout).