Attended by 80 of Clubs & National Teams’ Medical Staff
Dubai/ Sunday, October 8th, 2017: UAE FA Medical Committee held a workshop in nutrition and food supplements yesterday. The event was attended by 80 of clubs and national teams’ medical staff. It was conducted by the English nutrition expert Ronal John, the editor-in-chief for many scientific medical journals; and Ms. Reema Al Hosani, Deputy Chairman of Medical Committee and AFC Instructor.
The workshop dealt in its first part with many important aspects, including comprehensive nutrition system for athletes, the latest updates in the field and the effective factors which might change nutrition content. It explained all types of required food, i.e. carbohydrate, fat, vitamins and proteins; and the negative consequences in case of exceeding the required quantities.
The second part highlighted the nutrition on match days and the importance of fluids intake for recovery of muscle and upgrade of performance. In the last part, the lecturer discussed food supplements and its adverse effects. He also explained the metabolism and gave some examples for supplements and their roles on players of various ages. The attendees were also engaged in discussion regarding meals during trainings, prior to the match and after the match.