I recently started working with a high school soccer player who sought me out because he noticed his energy toward the end of practices and games dwindling, which left him confused and frustrated. His coach suggested that it could be related to his nutrition.
Parents, coaches and soccer players of all ages are becoming more aware of how nutrition impacts performance and risk of injury, which is encouraging. Information is just a Google search away, yet it can be confusing at times, partly because there is conflicting information published and partly because trends change.
Below are the top six nutrition trends, in my opinion, right now. Please note that these trends include foods as well as practices related to food choices.