A dancer’s diet should include a balance of the three macronutrients. Carbohydrates are a dancer’s primary fuel source. Complex carbohydrates from foods like whole grains, starchy vegetables, beans, and legumes provide dancers with sustainable energy. Protein helps to rebuild active muscles and unsaturated “healthy” fats (from sources like nuts, seeds, avocados, and olive oil) provide anti-inflammatory benefits to repair working muscles.
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