Glycemic Index and Sports Performance
There are thousands of different carbohydrate-rich foods and recipes that can help us to meet the carbohydrate intake goals of healthy eating, as well as fuelling up for sport and exercise. We used to think of carbohydrate foods as being either ‘simple’ or ‘complex’ choices. Foods high in sugars were considered ‘simple’ carbohydrates. It was assumed they would be quickly digested, causing a rapid increase in blood sugar (glucose) levels shortly after their intake. On the other hand, it was thought foods high in starches were ‘complex’, being digested and absorbed into the blood more slowly, causing a flatter and sustained blood glucose response.
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Andrea the «Chocoholic Nutritionist» is founder and CEO of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. since 2000. She is an online nutrition course creator, professional speaker and regular guest in the media. Andrea is the recipient of an award by the Dietitians of Canada: The Speaking of Food & Healthy Living Award for Excellence in Consumer Education....Read more