GLUCOSE AND PERFORMANCE
1. When consumed, all carbohydrates are converted to glucose, the body’s primary fuel source.
2. Glucose is first used for immediate fuelling demands, such as muscles and brain cells. But when it’s not needed it gets converted to its storage form, glycogen, for future use.
3. Once your body’s storage tanks are full of glycogen, excess glucose is stored as fat.
4. Prolonged exposure to high levels of glucose is bad news for the body, so glucose visibility is helpful as it can allow for more efficient energy monitoring.
5. Too much or too little glucose in the system could seriously hinder an athlete’s performance. Therefore,
knowing the glucose level ‘sweet spot’ for various workouts types and duration can help properly fuel the body, avoiding ‘burnouts’ or sluggishness.