Carbohydrates in your physical activity

Carbohydrates in your physical activity


In sports nutrition,Carbs are the staple diet. It takes a lot because their set-aside is limited. They prevent hypoglycemia. They can also replace lipids at any time as an energy source.

When the muscle and liver glycogen stores are filled up, athletes perform better, because it is the most readily available energy source during exercise . This is why Carbs should be part of the menu before, during and after exercise and must represent between 55% and 60% of total calories ingested.

Carbs are either complex or fast. The first, also called “sugar” are the main source of energy in the body. It also combines with low glycemic index foods. Without these complex Carbs, it would not go away … As they are absorbed slowly into the body, they provide energy over a longer period, unlike the simple sugars (candy, cake, chocolate, honey, maple syrup, fruit juice, etc.) which provide power to the field, but of very short duration.

Carbs foods

The best sources of complex Carbs

Pasta (whole wheat, kamut or multigrain)

Brown rice or wild rice

Bread and bagel (whole wheat, multigrain, kamut or spelled), pitas

whole grains, whole grain crackers

Healthy Muffins

Whole grains (oatmeal, millet, barley, quinoa, buckwheat)

Whole Couscous

Beans and lentils

Foods rich in complex Carbs (containing 15 g of carbohydrate)

1 slice of bread, 1 small bread, pita ½, ½ bagel, 1 small tortilla

80 ml (1/3 cup) of cooked pasta or cooked rice

125 ml of whole grains

½ cup cooked cereal (oatmeal)

½ cup cooked legumes

½ homemade muffin, waffle 1

½ cereal bar

1 serving of crackers

1 fresh fruit

375 ml of raw carrots

125 ml (1/2 cup) canned fruit

½ cup juice

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