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Top 5 Nutrition Mistakes Made By Smart Triathletes

  • By Lauren Antonucci
  • Published Sep 11, 2013
  • Updated Sep 2, 2014 at 4:30 PM UTC
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Mistake #4: Misusing vitamins/supplements.

Sure, we triathletes have higher daily calorie needs, but do we require vitamin supplementation? According to a recent panel of experts, maybe not. As a sports dietitian, I recommend supplementation when warranted, to correct dietary deficiencies in things such as calcium, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids. Establish a solid daily nutrition foundation with real food first. Seek individualized advice as needed, and fill in any gaps with supplements if indicated. Supplements are not a “quick fix” for dietary insufficiencies.

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