http://Facebook.com/EnergyChews2012 http://sportsnutrition.naturalhealthsolutionz.comThe topic of sports nutrition may be best understood when you think about it in three parts: What youcan do to optimize performance 1) before, 2) during and 3) after a workout.Let
s start with some background science on what your muscles need to work efficiently. Basically, ourmuscles are fueled by three nutrient categories: carbohydrates, fats and proteins. But carbohydratesare by far the most important muscle fuel. That's because the harder that you exercise, the more yourbody relies upon carbohydrates - and unfortunately your stores of carbohydrates may be limited.Even at rest, carbohydrates supply about 25% of your body's energy needs. But when you'remoderately or intensely active, carbohydrate use increases to 50% or more. The reason why your bodyrelies more on carbohydrates than fat when you work out hard is because carbohydrates need far lessoxygen to provide the fuel than fat does. The problem is that as you exercise harder your oxygen supplybecomes more limited, so you rely more and more on the carbohydrates as the muscle fuel to maintainyour energy level.Carbohydrates are digested and converted into glucose to be carried to the blood and delivered to themuscles. Glucose is also stored as a compound called glycogen in the muscles and in the liver as animmediately available energy source to be broken down into glucose when your body needs it.That's why it is important to include carbohydrates in your diet, so they can be converted into glycogenstores that you need for your workout. Does that mean we don't burn fat or protein during a workout?
Here’s where it gets more technical so pay close attention.