The International Journal of Educational Researchers, cilt.6, ss.63-71, 2015 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)
The body has a certain natural defense mechanism which emerges against free radicals resulting from various
metabolic mechanisms. The compounds that make up this defense mechanism are called “antioxidants”.
Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant found especially in shellfishes (shrimp, crab, lobster, roe etc.) and salmon
in high quantity. Sports activities can be improved by balanced nutrition, but it also can be affected negatively by
irregular eating habits. It is of vital importance that athletes keep balanced diet in order to get the most efficient
result from their tough workouts. The studies about the nutrition of athletes emphasize the importance of
antioxidants for the metabolisms of athletes