What should I eat 30 minutes before a basketball game?
Optimal pre-game snacks for athletes include:
- Homemade energy bar.
- Whole wheat toast with almond or peanut butter.
- Whole grain crackers with cheese.
- Hummus with whole grain crackers.
Is it OK to eat before basketball? Players should eat enough to feel their hunger is satisfied, but not overeat or stuff themselves. If it is a larger meal (lunch or dinner), eat at least 2 to 3 hours before the game; if it is a snack (you already had lunch or dinner earlier), eat the snack 1 hour before the game.
What should I eat for basketball? On a caloric basis, 45-65% carbohydrates (pasta, breads, fruits, cereal), 10-30% protein (meat, nuts, beans), 25-35% fat (oils, butter). Make whole grains, fruits, and vegetables a large part of your diet, because these foods contain more fiber, vitamins, and minerals than fried foods, pastries, chips, and soda.
What is a good snack before a basketball game? “I usually recommend a combination of almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds and walnuts (good fat and protein), mixed with dried cranberries and raisins along with fresh granola.” Piattoly’s other suggested ingredients include dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, whole grain cereal, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, sunflower