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Fitness Tip#265 - December 7th, 2012

Friday, December 07, 2012

What makes a healthy meal?

Carbohydrate is most the important nutrient to replenish glycogen stores, an athlete’s main source of fuel during a workout. Oats are great carbs. Honey is higher on the glycemic index than oats, which means post-exercise its quick-acting carbs restore glycogen stores faster because honey is easier to digest than slow-acting carbs. Topping the oatmeal with dried cranberries, walnuts or seeds, this is a simple way to add energy-dense foods that help meet his total caloric needs to maximize nutrition and prevent fatigue. Milk and whey protein to repair muscle damage; berries add antioxidants to support a healthy immune system.

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    I tend to switch my breakfast back and forth between oats and green smoothies. I can't get enough of either one.
    2025 days ago
    thanks for the "yummy" info.

    2025 days ago
    I've decided I need to go back and look at all of your fitness tips. This is another important one.
    If you ever put them together is some format that is easier to retrieve and review than each separate tip let me know. That would be very handy to have.
    2025 days ago
    I appreciate the information. We need the fuel from carbs to have energy to do the necessary things we have to do.
    2025 days ago
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