Your top 5 Healthy "Tennis" Foods/drinks

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  1. TahoeTennis

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    I know Tennis Magazine talked about:

    1. Chocolate Milk
    2. Cherry Juice

    but what are your other secret/tennis foods that you can recommend before/during a match/practice.

    Mine:

    3. Bananas
    4. Turkey Swiss sandwhich with Spicy Mustard and Green New Mexico Chile
    5. Orange/Carrot Juice 100% 50 50 split
     
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  2. mary fierce

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    Do you add the "Chile" so you can rattle your opponent with a long bathroom break?
     
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  3. Dgpsx7

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    that's pretty funny:)
     
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  4. r2473

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    Rocky Mountain Oysters.

    Uncooked.
     
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  5. chess9

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    Steel cut oats;
    Bananas;
    Blueberries;
    Kale;
    Spinach;
    Whey protein;
    Broccoli;
    Green tea;
    Apples;
    9 Grain Bread;
    Quinoa;
    Flax Seed;
    Almonds;

    Just a starter kit.....

    -Robert
     
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  6. chess9

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    Chili is the accepted spelling, btw, not that I want a job as the internet spelling editor this month. ;)

    -Robert
     
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  7. r2473

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    Try to smoke a pack or two a day........just be sure your brand is Winston ;-)

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  8. TahoeTennis

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    Not in New Mexico. Chile is much different than Chile :)
     
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  9. TahoeTennis

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    than Chili I mean.
     
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  10. chess9

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    Alrighty then!

    -Robert
     
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  11. yemenmocha

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    Ultra Fuel before and during match. Whoa!
     
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  12. Zachol82

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    I would put don't get laid the night before a match on the list. For some reason it does tire me out :[
     
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  13. 007

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    protein powder
    peanut butter
    figs/dates
    oatmeal
    bananas
    turkey
    almonds
    chili
     
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    Good stuff. I have to take Beano when I eat chili.! Word.

    On a serious note, after I play a long match on a hot day, a Strawberry Banana Vivanno (Smoothie) from Starbizzies is on the money for recovery. It has protein, milk (calcium), vitamins (from milk/strawberries) and potassium (of course).
     
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    (starbucks for my slower brethren)
     
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  16. BMC9670

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    Ditto. I make my own:

    1 cup fresh strawberries
    2 bananas
    1/2 cup of milk
    1/2 cup yogurt
    30 second in blender

    Add oats or granola over it for pre-match carbs or drink with a hand full of almonds for post-match recovery.
     
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  17. rk_sports

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    Before play-
    PB&J Sandwich or
    Banana / Semi-dried Dates

    After play-
    Protein drink (Vega)
    ..with Kefir (yogurt), berries, other fruits, Aloe Vera (TJ)
     
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  18. ringer

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    Cherry Juice is my new secret weapon - don't know why but it does help with the inflammation in my achilles' and knees.

    Lots of times I'll eat a peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat if I'm playing around meal time and don't want to eat before the match.

    As for after playing I love a Chicken Marinara footlong on whole wheat from Subway.
     
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  19. LafayetteHitter

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    You know it's funny. Recently during a tournament here all the 3.0 and 3.5 guys were eating healthy and fueling up with sports supplements. Meanwhile I walk over to where some of the open division guys were sitting and three were eating.
    1 guy had pizza from Pizza hut, another had Whataburger and another had a Double whopper with fries and a huge coke! This was right before their matches.
     
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  20. Vyse

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    Sometimes when I eat peanut butter before I run, I get like heartburn and I can feel it in my stomach. Never had that problem playing tennis but I am weary of anything with too much fat in it before activity. I stick with fruit and whey before hand or something not too heavy.
     
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    Back on topic and while not quite a food, creatine is almost a necessity if you're an endurance athlete these days.
     
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    I won't even have to run around the court, i'll be able to hover around, using my farts as propulsion.
     
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  23. jrod

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    Steel cut eh? As opposed to what, porcelain?

    Seriously, can't liberal arts majors find a better way to be productive in today's society?
     
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  24. Bigtime

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    I have always liked to have a little cottage cheese w/just a dash of Johnny's Seasoning Salt about 30-45 mins before a match. It is bland enough to avoid heartburn/upset and the protein helps for endurance during the last 2-3 hours of the match.
     
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  25. Vyse

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    What are you talking about? Steel cut oats are less processed than rolled or quick oats thus making them better for you. Have you never heard of this?
     
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    Why do you say this, is it the water retention? Creatine made me strong real fast, but also bulked me up. I like to stay muscular, but lean so I can move quickly around the court.

    Also, creatine is something you cycle, not take all year long.
     
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  27. Blade0324

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    qdoba naked burrito or toyko joes chicken bowl before a match.
     
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  28. jrod

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    Is all sarcasm is completely lost on you?

    I suggest you visit http://www.getaclue.com/ and pay special attention to the fine print at the top of the page in BOLD...
     
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  29. Diablo Rojo

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    Cherry juice is recommended by doctors for people that suffer from gout. Gout is caused by the build up of excess uric acid crystals that tend to congregate in joints, especially the lower joints in the toes, knees and ankles.

    Maybe, this is the cause for joint relief for athletes?
     
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  30. Greek Goliath

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    Cherry Juice, Chocolate Milk, and Whey Protein are my drinks!

    I eat fifteen grain sandwiches with grape jam, whole wheat pasta, and lots of rice.
     
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  31. Vyse

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    Haha, I still don't get it. I guess I really should visit that website. I could see some sarcasm, but not like 100% sure on it. Aw, well, my bad. Oats are amazing though.
     
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    I like to swig a few scoops of Hemo-rage before and if its a long match I take another scoop halfway through the match
     
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  33. charliefedererer

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    As always, pearls of wisdom.

    You might like this quote:
    "An Englishman and a Scotsman were discussing oats. The Englishman, with his nose in the air said "In England we feed oats to our horses, and in Scotland you feed oats to your men...", to which the Scotsman replied "...that's why in England you have such fine horses and in Scotland we have such fine men!" http://www.formerfatguy.com/articles/oatmeal/oats.asp

    Also, I've got to try that quinoa.

    And I love the old fashioned, not quite so sweet, red grapes as an anti-oxident. I think it's clever the way red wine is being touted as a "health food" when the best part of the grape is the skins, and only a little of the skins makes it into wine.

    And no milk on your list? No respect. Like Rodney's wife, milk just gets no respect.
     
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  34. Tyrus

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    Pre-match its anything goes since i usually play late evenings (after 7pm).

    During the match, water and bananas are the best.

    Post match, well i just found a Nando's (Portuguese grilled chicken) right next to the train station by my club, needless to say a chicken pita sandwich w/ some sweet potato mash does it perfectly.
     
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  35. fuggywater

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    Opponents put white powder in their water, said it helped with recovery. Is that possibly "whey" or soy protein powder? Does anybody else take that?
     
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