Any athlete knows the importance of energy. Our bodies get energy from food, especially carbohydrates. There are two main types of carbohydrates: simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates are sugars, they are the fastest source of energy and are rapidly digested. Complex carbohydrates are found in foods such as green vegetables, starchy vegetables (potatoes, corn), beans, lentils and peas, and whole grain foods.
Basically, as carbohydrates are absorbed into the blood stream they raise the blood sugar, which, in turn, affects energy levels. The carbohydrate is broken down into glucose, its most simple unit, and what provides fuel to our muscles. The rate at which is this happens is called the glycemic response.
The glycemic index is a scale of 1 to 100. It denotes the glycemic response of a carbohydrate or other type of food. Athletes can use this measurement to choose the right fuel source for them. This is why, with each sports nutrition company looking for the best way to get athletes more energy faster, we see the glycemic index listed on many sports nutrition products.
Before, during and after exercise, foods high on the glycemic index scale will provide the athlete with the energy needed to sustain energy levels and to replace the energy lost during exercise.
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If you are looking for fast, natural energy, look no farther. Glukos provides almost instant energy, passing right through the cells in your mouth into your bloodstream, resulting in 100% natural energy.