Thursday, April 2, 2015

#1 food for training

Though sweet potatoes/yams are high in carbs, they are ranked 'medium' on the Glycemic Index. This means that you get a long sustainable source of glucose energy rather than a large spike in glucose followed by a 'crash' (as you get with breads, pastas, etc). This makes sweet potatoes/yams a perfect food to add to your lunch or any meal before will help keep you feuled with carbs for a much longer time than breads or pasta. Even better is that sweet potatoes have much more potassium and other minerals than a banana; which is beneficial for training with long duration and intensely. Eat a sweet potato during lunch-time and you will be ready with enough glucose energy for an after-work training sesh. Sweet potatoes are easy on the stomach so you can even eat them 30 minutes - 1 hour before training. You may also notice that sweet potatoes contain 'Betaine'.   Check out this picture below, which summarizes many studies done on people increasing their Betaine intake during training. 

Today's Lunch
1 sweet potatoe baked in oven
2 hamburger patties w/salsa and cheese on top
4 asparagus
1 zucchini

Thursday Training Photos