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Sport Nutrition 3rd Edition Asker E. Jeukendrup

Sport Nutrition 3rd Edition By Asker E. Jeukendrup

Sport Nutrition 3rd Edition by Asker E. Jeukendrup

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Sport Nutrition, Third Edition, uses a physiological basis to provide an in-depth look at the science supporting nutrition recommendations. Students will come away with an understanding of nutrition as it relates to sport and the influence of nutrition on performance, training, and recovery.

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Sport Nutrition 3rd Edition by Asker E. Jeukendrup

Back for a third edition, Sport Nutrition presents the principles and rationale for current nutrition guidelines for athletes. Using a physiological basis, this text provides an in-depth look at the science behind sport nutrition. This new edition has been structured with the student in mind. It moves from general principles of nutrition to estimating and fulfilling energy needs with the appropriate combinations of macro- and micronutrients. There is also content on supplements from a scientific standpoint. More than just a simple prescription of recommendations, Sport Nutrition, 3rd Edition offers a systematic presentation of the science supporting nutrition guidelines. It is an ideal book to provide a comprehensive understanding of nutrition and how it relates to sport, exercise performance, training and recovery.

About Asker E. Jeukendrup

Asker Jeukendrup is considered a leading expert in the general areas of sport nutrition, training and overtraining and recovery. He is a registered sport and exercise nutritionist and has worked with several elite athletes and clubs around the world, including Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona and UK Athletics. Michael Gleeson is a professor of exercise biochemistry in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University. Gleeson is considered a world authority on exercise biochemistry, immunology and nutrition. He has worked with numerous world-class athletes and professional football clubs.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Nutrients and Recommended Intakes

Function of Nutrients






Vitamins, Minerals, and Trace Elements


Recommended Intakes of Nutrients

Development of Recommended Intakes

Current Recommended Intakes

Analyzing Dietary Intake

Chapter 2. Healthy Eating

Health Effects of Consuming Excess Amounts of Nutrients

Practical Guidelines for a Balanced, Healthy Diet

Recommendations for a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle

Nutrition Facts Labels

Nutrient Content and Health Claims on Food Packaging

Processed Food and Additives

Fat Substitutes

Chapter 3. Fuel Sources for Muscle and Exercise Metabolism

Subcellular Skeletal Muscle Structure

Force Generation in Skeletal Muscle

Fiber Types

Energy for Muscle Force Generation

Fuel Stores in Skeletal Muscle

Regulation of Energy Metabolism

Metabolic Responses to Exercise

Metabolic Adaptations to Exercise Training

Chapter 4. Energy

Energetic Efficiency

Measuring the Energy Content of Food

Measuring Energy Expenditure

Components of Energy Expenditure

Energy Balance

Chapter 5. Gastric Emptying, Digestion, and Absorption

Anatomy of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Regulation of the Gastrointestinal Tract



Gut Microbiota

Regulation of Gastric Emptying

Gastrointestinal Problems During and After Exercise

Chapter 6. Carbohydrate


Role of Carbohydrate

Recommendations for Carbohydrate Intake

Carbohydrate Intake in the Days Before Competition

Carbohydrate Intake in the Hours Before Exercise

Carbohydrate Intake 30 to 60 Minutes Before Exercise

Carbohydrate Intake During Exercise

Carbohydrate Intake After Exercise

Chapter 7. Fat

Fat Metabolism During Exercise

Limits to Fat Oxidation

Fat as a Fuel During Exercise

Regulation of Carbohydrate and Fat Metabolism

Fat Supplementation and Exercise

Effects of Diet on Fat Metabolism and Performance

Chapter 8. Protein and Amino Acids

Amino Acids

Techniques to Study Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism

Protein Requirements for Exercise

Training and Protein Metabolism

Effect of Protein Intake on Protein Synthesis

Amino Acids as Ergogenic Aids

Protein Intake and Health Risks

Chapter 9. Water Requirements and Fluid Balance

Thermoregulation and Exercise in the Heat

Effects of Dehydration on Exercise Performance

Mechanisms of Heat Illness

Effects of Fluid Intake on Exercise Performance

Daily Water Balance

Fluid Requirements for Athletes

Chapter 10. Vitamins and Minerals

Water-Soluble and Fat-Soluble Vitamins

Recommended Intakes of Vitamins

Recommended Intakes of Vitamins for Athletes

Macrominerals and Microminerals

Recommended Intakes of Minerals

Critical Micronutrient Functions

Assessing Micronutrient Status

Exercise and Micronutrient Requirements

Ergogenic Effect of Micronutrient Supplementation

Summary of Recommendations for Micronutrient Intake in Athletes

Chapter 11. Nutrition Supplements

Relative Importance of Supplements to a Normal Diet

Nonregulation of Nutrition Supplements

Critical Evaluation of Nutrition Supplements Studies


Bee Pollen

Beetroot Juice

Beta Alanine and Carnosine

Beta-Hydroxy Beta-Methylbutyrate




Cherry Juice



Coenzyme Q10



Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids




Green Tea


Ketone Salts

Lactate Salts and Polylactate


Medium-Chain Triacylglycerol

Pangamic Acid


Phosphorus and Phosphate Salts


Pyruvate and Dihydroxyacetone

Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium Citrate

Sodium Nitrate


Wheat Germ Oil

Additive Effects of Combining Different Supplements

Contamination of Nutrition Supplements

Chapter 12. Nutrition and Training Adaptations

Training Adaptations

Signal Transduction Pathways

Starting a Signaling Cascade

Secondary Signals

Nutrition and Effects on Training Adaptations

Overreaching and the Overtraining Syndrome

Nutrition and Effects on Sleep

Nutrition and Effects on Rehabilitation

Chapter 13. Nutrition and Immune Function in Athletes

Functions of the Immune System and Its Cellular Components

General Mechanism of the Immune Response

Causes of Illness in Athletes

Effects of Exercise on the Immune System

Nutritional Manipulations to Decrease Immunodepression in Athletes

Conclusions and Recommendations

Chapter 14. Body Composition

Optimal Body Weight and Composition

Body Composition Models

Normal Ranges of Body Weight and Body Fat

Body Composition Measurement Techniques

Chapter 15. Weight Management


Energy and Macronutrient Intake

Regulation of Appetite

Effect of Exercise on Appetite

Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure

Dietary Weight-Loss Methods

Exercise for Weight Loss

Decreased Resting Metabolic Rate With Weight Loss

Weight Cycling

Gender Differences in Weight Loss

Practicalities of Weight Loss for Athletes

Weight Gain

Chapter 16. Eating Disorders in Athletes

Types of Eating Disorders

Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Athletes

Effects of Eating Disorders on Sports Performance

Effects of Eating Disorders on Health

Treatment and Prevention of Eating Disorders

Chapter 17. Personalized Nutrition

Genetic Influences

Turning Science Into Practice

Specific Populations

Nutrition Application in Different Sport Situations and Populations

Appendix A. Key Concepts in Biological Chemistry Relevant to Sport Nutrition

Appendix B. Unit Conversion Tables

Appendix C. Recommended Daily Allowances for North America

Appendix D. Reference Nutrient Intakes for the United Kingdom

Appendix E. Recommended Dietary Intakes for Australia and New Zealand

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