what source is best for getting your carbs after a workout?would a coke or soda due?
Simple sugar is a great carb source,but HFCS is not that the way to go, look into white bread,white rice,dextrose,maltodextrin,wax y maize
i think HFCS would be okay post workout - all you need is a rapid absorption of carbs. its the caffeine post workout that i think would be a bad idea. if it constricts blood vessels, then you can make a very valid argument how much of those carbs will actually enter the muscle.
HFCS is the devil - i wouldn't consume it at any other time. ever. like the commercial, its okay in moderation, and by that we really mean once per day at most .
also, there's no protein in soda, so ultimately not a good choice.
Yes it can be used but still no matter what kind of fructose, fructose is still not as quickly absorbed as say dextrose.
And plus a coke has say 40g of sugar in it, you need to 75-100g PWO to fully replenish glycogen stores, so you would need to drink 2 cokes to reach that, you workout 4 times a week, thats 8 cokes a week, in itself thats bad but also it is a lot more expensive, a case is what $10 that will last you 3 weeks? I bought a 10lb bag of dextrose for $12 a week ago, and thats gonna last me a while.
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Hmm not too sure about this but I usually drink a cup of milk with some whey, along with oats, maybe a peanut butter sandwich or avocado for a bit of fat, and a banana. This is a high protein balanced meal with simple sugars. Feedback?
Well milk and the peanut butter/avocados will all slow down the digestion rate which you dont want PWO, as digestion rate PWO is key as this is when you would like your nutrient uptake to be high. The banana is a good choice if your going with a fruit,probably your best choice out of the fruits, but like said before fructose is not as quickly digesting as dextrose. PWO meal should only include a high GI carb and whey. Than maybe 30-45 mins later is when you can have a whole food sourced meal.
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2 scoops of protein in Gatorade and 2 slices of white bread.
why would you want to drink soda after a workout
ya, that would just seem to be a bad idea... there are just too many other good options out there
Stupid question, but how is dextrose compared to oatmeal?
One is a simple sugar-dextrose, the other is a complex carb-oatmeal
Dextrose-High GI,fast digesting
Oatmeal-Low GI,slow digesting
So dextrose in your shake post workout and oatmeal in the pre workout?
Or oatmeal for like a morning and dinner shake?
Oatmeal should be through out the day(all complex carbs should be) except PWO and 2 hours before bed. COmplex carbs provide great fuel for your body
Everyone is neglecting one important fact: glycogen synthesis, just like protein synthesis, is a process. A single meal is not going to make or break you recovery/gains. Focus on your total nutrition before becoming so anal about just one meal.
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