Sports Nutrition Basics
Sports are fun but if you are really serious about making it a part of your life and excel then the importance of sports nutrition is not new to you.
Many sportsmen believe that proper nutrition is a key factor in making those rapid improvements in their performance.
Almost all of the professional sportsmen have a diet specifically written for them and customized. You can do the same to excel in your chosen sports.
The statement “You are what you eat” is perfect for sportsmen.
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Sugar & Carbohydrate - What is best for Athletes
For those who have had a close look at the common food label, you will notice that both carbohydrates and sugars are often listed. Sugar is a form of carbohydrate, so why are both listed? This is something that confuses many people.
The term ‘complex carbohydrate’ is an old one, it is still a relevant way of describing carbohydrate foods. It generally explains mainly the higher fiber content and better nutritional values of them. However, these days we generally put carbohydrates into the ‘Glycemic Index’ framework to describe its uptake and release into the blood stream. To briefly explain the difference, some complex carbohydrates are released quickly into the blood stream, while others are released slowly. Also some simple carbohydrates (historically known as refined sugars) can be released slowly into our blood system. There is more general information about GI.