Poker is a mind sport and one that requires players to be in a fit mental state. But unlike other sports that require a lot of movement, players will often find themselves sitting in one place and playing. For daily grinders, the lack of exercise could spell trouble as it can affect their performance. Diet especially plays a huge role in boosting the performance. With India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) coming up, players need to be at the peak of their health. So, here are a few healthy foods that you should consume.
Eggs are a good source of protein and will provide players with much needed energy when they are playing through the night. But remember to eat them in moderation as a high intake can also prove to be harmful. For those players who want to shed weight, eating eggs will curb your desire to eat for the next 36 hours, according to one research study.
Ever since childhood, parents have constantly hammered down the point that eating greens and leafy vegetables help boost brain power. Turns out they were right. Greens and leafy vegetables like spinach, broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Romaine Lettuce etc. are rich in nutrients like beta carotene and vitamin K. These nutrients are beneficial to the brain and help improve its function.
While battling it out with your opponents, there is very little time to grab something to eat as you need to focus on their every move. During sessions like these, keep a bowl of mixed nuts ready at your side. Nuts are a nutritious snack to have at your side as they contain healthy fat, fibre, and protein.
Water is the best drink to have at your side while grinding. Although many players are likely to keep energy drinks and coffee by their side, the sugar and caffeine in them are things that should be avoided (know why below). Regular sips of water will keep you fresh and hydrated and help you stay focus without the unhealthy sugar.
Another great snack option are apple and peanut butter. Apart from tasting great together, apples have high fibre content which is very good. While peanut butter is high in calories, consuming it moderation is believed to reduce cholesterol.
While grinding it is tempting to drink coffee or other caffeinated energy drinks, but this will only help players for the short term. When the effects of the caffeine wear off players will often feel more tired than they were before. This could adversely affect their performance.
Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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