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The essential 7 foods for precision cricket nutrition

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As you know, I'm a fan of the nutrition advice of John Berardi. He knows how to get the best from sports performers. I have been adapting his PN system for cricket for nearly a year now. It works brilliantly.

Here are 7 foods I use to help meet my cricket nutrition goals, chances are they will help you too.

  1. Cottage Cheese. A great source of protein. It can be used in a variety of ways. I like to eat it before bed because it contains a type of protein called casein that is released more slowly through the night.
  2. Mixed Nuts. Nuts taste dead good and are a source of healthy fat. I like them because you can snack on them easily, but there are plenty of ways to cook them up as part of a proper meal too.
  3. Spinach. Strengthens your immune system. I have it in omelettes to get a good balance of veggies and complete protein in one meal.
  4. Tuna. Fresh tuna is rich in protein and good omega-3 fats. Tinned tuna is a tasty convenient protein source. Cricketers need a bit more protein than the average person and tuna is an excellent way to get it.
  5. Broccoli. Rich in antioxidants, if you want to feel good broccoli is high in the list of foods to eat. Fresh is best but frozen isn't that far behind, just make sure you steam it so as not to lose too many micronutients in the cooking.
  6. Bananas. Energy and potassium in one easy to munch yellow snack. If I get hungry on the day of a match and I'm in a pinch I'll grab a banana rather than a cake, sandwich or mars bar.
  7. Green Tea. It's not a food I know, but it's a wonder drink. It has been claimed to boost metabolism in those wanting to lose weight, have positive effects on prevention and treatment of cancer and lower cholesterol. Although that has not been proven beyond doubt, what is certain is its benefit when replacing coffee, and soft drinks. It's got no calories and less caffeine.

Want to know how to cook with these powerful foods (and loads more too) in a way that's not dull and has plenty of variety too? Try Precision Nutrition.

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Hi David

I've been reading this blog for a couple of months now and really enjoy it. I think I first saw it through the Science of Sport blog. Anyway I really appreciate it. Keep it up and I hope it is a successful venture.

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Excellent David!

What a fantastic combination of great foods; all easily accessible and extremely tasty to boot!

My mouth watered and I had to take a break for 'a little something' after number 3 Smiling Having now read the rest, my mind [and tummy] are wandering and all I can think about is supper! As no work is being done here, I'm off to the fishmongers!!

Thanks x

Hey Liz, great to see you back. Enjoy your fish tonight! I'll be taking a meal 'off' the PN plan with a cheat meal (well it is saturday).

Greta to hear from you Chris, I'll check out your sites ASAP.

What is so good about these foods? What can they do for you (eg carbs,good fats etc) thanks.

I thought I answered that in the post. Can you ask me something more specific Cody?

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Hi I'm 13 and I want to know how to get into better form before the season starts.
I've tried this diet and its work great. I've never felt so fit and bowled better.
Thx for the page I really need the help.