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There's a few lads on here I'd like to ask a question.

What would be the best drink or food to give to a 12 year old boy before durning a football match.

I'm not into these sugary sports drinks 🙂

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3 minutes ago, Francie said:

There's a few lads on here I'd like to ask a question.

What would be the best drink or food to give to a 12 year old boy before durning a football match.

I'm not into these sugary sports drinks 🙂

Banana? Flapjack? No idea to be honest but I used to eat them before rugby 😅

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Thinking out loud. Genuinely we only had that half an orange at half time. Nowadays there are multiple mixed fruit drinks  and indeed vegetable drinks supported by sporting coaches and nutritionists. Surely you don’t need to go down the sugar route. Jok

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Banana before a football match would be my choice, but at least 30mins before to allow for digestion. 

During exercise, oranges are good as there quickly digested. Simple hydration for children that age ie water or diluted juice along with water. They should be buzzing with energy at that age, no need for energy drinks in my opinion 👍

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For a 12 year old nothing apart from making sure he has fluids (water)At that age he is not going to exert himself so physically that he needs extra nutrition or fluids. 

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I agree, probably no more than a bottle of water at that age. Maybe pour in a good electrolyte sachet if he's tired or a bit under the weather.

Something like an apple, orange or banana on the way there will help a little.

 

I used to like a pint of milk with ice cubes in it after boxing my late teens/early 20s.

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44 minutes ago, Francie said:

There's a few lads on here I'd like to ask a question.

What would be the best drink or food to give to a 12 year old boy before durning a football match.

I'm not into these sugary sports drinks 🙂

Lucozade sport and a banana….

 

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