Active teenage girls should prioritise healthy eating in order to ensure adequate nutrition for their changing bodies.
Eating a balanced diet can help with major health issues such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
Healthy eating also gives girls the energy they need to stay active and participate in activities. A healthy eating plan should include a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and dairy. Girls should be careful to limit foods that are high in fat, sugar, and sodium. For example, a healthy breakfast for an active teenage girl could include whole-grain cereal, a piece of fruit, and a glass of milk. For lunch, a nutrient-dense salad, grilled lean protein, and a piece of whole wheat bread would provide the energy needed to fuel physical activities. Dinner can include complex carbohydrates such as brown rice and a variety of vegetables with grilled chicken or fish. A glass of milk and a piece of fresh fruit can be included to round out the meal.
Following this type of nutritional plan will give teenage girls the energy they need to stay physically active. For more information, please see the link below: