This is the second article in a series of articles on nutrition. This article will discuss nutrition goals, with a focus on proteins.
Every athlete will attest to the notion that protein is an important part of his or her diet. Whereas in the past, Olympians would gorge large amounts of proteins in order to achieve maximal physical results, today's athlete is more likely to eat large quantities of meat, in addition to a diet that includes various protein supplements. Scientists will often debate how much protein or meat athletes should be eating on a regular basis. Many scientists are concerned about whether or not our athletes are meeting their protein goals, working out precise calculations in order to achieve that exact amount that will lead our athletes to the finish line. The question is, are athletes even meeting these protein goals at all, and if so, how much protein should be a part of their daily diets?