Carbohydrate

Carbohydrate is the main source of fuel for exercising muscles and a diet low in carbohydrate can lead to a lack of energy during exercise and early fatigue. This may cause loss of concentration and muscle heaviness and will delay recovery. Once digested, all carbohydrate-rich foods are eventually converted into glucose which your body uses for energy or stores in the form of glycogen for later use.

Date
: 22 December 2010
Author
: SA Sports Commission
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http://www.srsa.gov.za/MediaLib/Home/DocumentLibrary/sasc-carbo.pdf
Media Type
: Brochure
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