Daniel Davey, senior performance nutritionist for the Dublin Senior Football and Leinster Rugby, discusses the importance of an athlete’s diet on the effects of physical and mental health.

Dietary needs should be individualized for each athlete and vary depending on the injury. For example, Davey says for muscle related injuries protein and HMB are required, while a bone injury requires vitamin D and calcium.

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