Nutrition is an important element of game preparation. Although most players, parents, and coaches understand that a pre-game meal is necessary, it is lesser known that the meal eaten 24 hours before a game is crucial. This is because it takes approximately 24 hours for the food eaten to be digested and absorbed into the muscles to be used as energy during the game.
This story is one from our six-part series on the importance of nutrition and hydration.
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