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Besides playing soccer itself, diet is the most important aspect of a soccer player's game. It's simple, soccer demands energy from your body and what you eat decides what kind of energy you are giving your body, and what you put in your body can affect every aspect of your game.
Eating correctly can improve your endurance, sleep, recovery, motivation, mood and the list goes on and on. Most players and coaches do not realize the negative effects of not taking soccer nutrition seriously. One reason for this is that it's a complicated field of knowledge with an overwhelming amount of information, and a surprising amount of it is straight up wrong.
Lucky for you, I have spent years swimming through the information, reading studies and carrying out various tests to figure out what is truly the best soccer player diet looks like.
Let's begin by looking at what the physical demands of soccer, and what they means for your diet.