Q: Should I eat carbs?
A: Absolutely. As an athlete, you not only need carbs, you need a lot of them. Carbs are your body’s main source of fuel throughout the day. Practices, workouts and games require high amounts of this macronutrient for peak performance. Don’t get caught up in the latest fad diet that excludes or limits carb intake; such lose-weight-quick plans are not for athletes.
Watch the video above with Kristen Steele from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute to learn how many grams of carbohydrates you should be taking in on a daily basis.