Eating healthy before and during a round of golf might just be what you need to improve your game.
Golf demands different things from your body than other sports: short bursts of high-intensity activity followed by long stretches of low-intensity movements. Therefore your body needs the right variety of nutrients.
Too many golfers rely on foods that give a quick energy boost but are just empty calories.
Snacks such as candy bars, cookies, bagel with cream cheese, hot dogs, fries, sodas and beer just give you a shot of sugar or empty carbohydrates (white flour). These snacks give the body a quick high which is followed by an energy crash as the body releases insulin to combat the sudden elevation in blood sugar.
Snacks to avoid during your golf game are: Energy bars, sport drinks (both are full of sugar), salty chips (trans fat) and many yogurts (high doses of sugar).
Choose your snacks from natural sources of protein and fat such as nuts, jerky and healthy carbohydrates in the form of fruits and whole grains.