(My note: if this wasn't from the New York Times, I would be suspicious...but there DOES appear to be some merit to this...!)
"Exercise scientists say they have stumbled on an amazing discovery. Athletes can improve their performance in intense bouts of exercise, lasting an hour or so, if they merely rinse their mouths with a carbohydrate solution. They donít even have to swallow it.
It has to be real carbohydrates, though; the scientists used a solution of water and a flavorless starch derivative called maltodextrin. Artificial sweeteners have no effect.
And the scientists think they have figured out why it works."
Check out the rest at the link above! Let me know what you think...!
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