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What Should An Athlete Eat Before, During and After Exercise

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What Should An Athlete Eat Before, During and After Exercise Before * Have some high carbohydrate foods like bananas or fruit juices. These foods are broken down quickly and provide glucose to the muscles. * The timing of this meal depends on athletes' preference although eating something from 1 to 4 hours before exercise helps keep plenty of blood glucose available for working muscles. ...read more.

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* If exercise is over 90 minutes replace carbohydrates with a banana or something sugary. After * If the exercise was strenuous and lasted a long time, glycogen stores may need refueling. Consuming foods and beverages high in carbohydrates right after exercise will replenish glycogen stores if they are low after exercising. ...read more.

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At the end of day three the body will think that there is a problem with its glycogen stores and that it should store more glycogen than normal. In the last three days, when the athlete consumes carbohydrate, the body will replenish the glycogen stores and hopefully top them up with a little bit extra. Some potential side effects are: Muscle stiffness, Diarrhea, Chest Pain, Depression, Lethargy ...read more.

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