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10 quizzes of sports nutrition

A quiz looking at sports nutrition.


1. True or false? Athletes will mostly require a diet lower in energy. 

True

False

2. What is the main source of energy during short bursts of activity and at the start of exercise? 

Fat

Glycogen

Glucagon

Protein

3. True or false? People who are fitter use up their store of glycogen more slowly. 

True

False

4. True or false? If you go to the gym you will need to take protein supplements. 

True

False

5. What are the protein requirements of a normal adult? 

0.5g per kilogram of body weight per day

0.75g per kilogram of body weight per day

1.5g per kilogram of body weight per day

2.5 per kilogram of body weight per day

6. What are the protein requirements of strength and endurance athletes? 

0.75g of protein per kilogram of bodyweight per day

1.2-1.7g of protein per kilogram of bodyweight per day

2-2.5g of protein per kilogram of bodyweight per day

Over 3g of protein per kilogram of bodyweight per day

7. True or false? When exercising you will usually need more fluid than when sedentary. 

True

False

8. Which of these will effect fluid requirements? 

Intensity and duration of training

Weather

Genetics

All of the above

9. Why can isotonic sports drinks be beneficial to endurance athletes? 

As they taste nice

As they can replace lost nutrients and enhance re hydration

As they are high in protein

As they are high in fat

10. Why may iron deficiency affect athletic performance? 

As iron helps absorb carbohydrates

As iron is a good source of energy

As iron is important for carrying oxygen in the blood

As iron reduces absorption of fat

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