Are you an athlete? Do you have a sweet-tooth? Are you an athlete with a sweet tooth? Having a sweet tooth isn’t an issue neither is consuming sugar.

Some are made of spice and some of the sugar. People as soon as they start gaining more fat reduce the consumption of sugary items, diet cokes, and Pepsi to sugarless tea and coffees.

What fun is that?

However, if you’re a normal human being who doesn’t jog or do sports it is okay to reduce the consumption of sugar. But if you are an athlete, you better not follow those same instructions that very well imply to any human being who doesn’t have much excitement in his or her life.

As a matter of fact, as an athlete, you need way more sugar than any random being. Hence, you should not decrease the consumption of sugar altogether as ofttimes many athletes do to shed weight. Shedding weight that way is hazardous, as sugar basically, is carbohydrates and carbohydrates are any athlete’s best friend. It’s the fuel that keeps you on your toes.

Many people even switch to diet cokes etc to lose the fat not realizing while doing so they actually gain more weight instead. Sugar as a source of energy Well, sugar may be beneficial to you being an athlete, however, too much anything is all but a hazard and being a ping pong player you definitely want to avoid that.

Despite the dangers, one cannot say doesn’t come with advantages. As long as you stay within the required area of consumption you’re good, you’re doing great. An athlete needs around 60 to 70 grams of sugar a day. According to many nutritionists, they get at least 10 % of kilojoules from sugar. Simple sugars like glucose, fructose, lactose and sucrose are easily convertible into energy right after they’re consumed and are easily found in many fruits and deserts hence, healthy.

Sweets are referred to as energizers for athletes. Sweets: Energizers?

Being an athlete doesn’t mean sugar is out of your league now or far out of your reach. No, you can consume sweets just like any other human being. However, you must be very careful with what sweets you take in. Take chocolate for an example of healthy sweets. Back in 2011’s the University of Cambridge claimed that eating dark chocolate is rather healthy. It helps reduce high blood pressure or hypertension as well as many heart diseases. This is one helluva news for the athletes.

If you play ping pong and feel drained after the fun times with pingpong robot( you might as well eat a chocolate bar to level up the energy. Anything chocolate is actually not bad for athletes.

Chocolates aside, we have banana ice cream. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, a mineral your body expels when you sweat during sports and your body needs to recover that expelled potassium as it is much needed by your body muscles to function properly. You have fresh fruits and protein rich puddings too as energizers.