October 23, 2019
I’ve told every single bread shill from the very beginning: potatoes are the perfect carb.
Potato puree is an ideal ‘race fuel’ for athletes and can boost performance just as much as trendy carbohydrate gels, scientists claim.
Trained cyclists given 2.1oz (60g) of carbohydrate from potato every hour finished a race six minutes faster than those who were sipping just water.
And researchers found the puree worked just as well as sugar-laden and expensive carb gel pouches, which are loved by athletes
Lead researcher Professor Nicholas Burd said: ‘Research has shown that ingesting concentrated carbohydrate gels during prolonged exercise promotes carbohydrate availability during exercise and improves exercise performance.
‘Our study aim was to expand and diversify race-fueling options for athletes and offset flavor fatigue.’
During intense exercise, the body craves carbohydrate fuel because it is the most efficient energy transfer to fatigued muscles, compared to protein and fat.
Carbohydrate gels, which come in singular pouches, are formulated to deliver a shot of carbohydrate while on the move to substitute a snack.
The researchers said: ‘Potatoes are a promising alternative for athletes because they represent a cost-effective, nutrient-dense and whole-food source of carbohydrates.
‘Furthermore, they serve as a savory race fuel option when compared (with) the high sweetness of (carbohydrate) gels.’
The potato puree was made by blending cooked, peeled potatoes with water and salt.
Professor Burd said: ‘Both groups saw a significant boost in performance that those consuming only water did not achieve.
‘We found no differences between the performance of cyclists who got their carbohydrates by ingesting potatoes or gels at recommended amounts of about 60g per hour during the experiments.’
The potato puree and carbohydrate gel groups cycled significantly faster than the water group, taking 33 minutes compared to 39 minutes to complete.
The researchers found those given the potato puree and carbohydrate gels had higher glucose concentrations in their blood, which showed their body was sustaining blood sugar levels.
Potatoes created the greatest race on earth: the Potato Nigger race.
These are the only sonsofbitches who are going to set off car bombs in current year.
What are the bread-riddled Germans doing then, eh?
OH YEAH THAT’S RIGHT I FORGOT – THEIR GAMING STREAMS ARE AWESOME.
I GUESS I SHOULD EAT MORE BREAD AND IT WILL MAKE ME BETTER AT FORTNITE LIKE THE GERMANS.
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