Keeping our Energy Levels Up Thru Diet
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend we eat six one-ounce servings of grain foods each day, with at least three servings coming from whole grains. Eating the recommended amount of grain foods is particularly important for maintaining energy level throughout the day, since the complex carbohydrates in bread and other grain foods provide lasting energy the human body needs. Listen as soccer great and mom of three, Mia Hamm reveals ways to keep our energy levels consistent during the day – especially important for busy moms!
Mia Hamm is widely recognized as the world's best all-around women's soccer player. In Atlanta at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, she proved it by leading her team to Team Gold. The Games highlighted female athletes like no other time in modern history and Mia emerged as one of the Game's true examples for people of all ages who have a dream and go for it. Mia currently holds record as world's all-time leading scorer, male or female, with 158 goals scored in international competition and was elected as first soccer player to carry the U.S. Flag for the Olympic Closing Ceremonies in 2004.
She gave birth to twin daughters, Ava and Grace, on March 27th 2007, with husband Nomar Garciaparra and was inducted into National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York in August of 2007. Having seen the enormous support her and her teammates received at the '96 and '00 Games, Mia became a founding member of the Women's United Soccer Association and led the Washington Freedom to the Founder's Cup. Poised, articulate and honest, Mia is a pioneer in her sport and a role model for athletes and fans alike who believe in equal opportunity, Title IX legislation, and the love of the game.
Melanie Cole, M.S.