CAR­BO­HY­DRATE

Triathlon Plus - - Nutrition Feature -

● A highly ef­fi­cient source of fuel. Your body re­quires less oxy­gen to burn car­bo­hy­drate than it does for protein or fat. Think of it as your “go fast” fuel. ● Aids the me­tab­o­lism of fat. To burn fat ef­fec­tively, your body must break down a cer­tain amount of car­bo­hy­drate. ● Your body can only hold enough glyco­gen (the stored ver­sion of car­bo­hy­drate) for 70-90 min­utes of ex­er­cise. ● Ex­am­ples of good pre-race car­bo­hy­drates in­clude pasta, oat­meal por­ridge, low fat yo­ghurt, white bread, en­ergy drinks and en­ergy bars.

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