It is now a well-accepted idea that what we put in our body will affect our physical performance.

According to the most recent data, the total amount of protein and carbohydrate consumed over the course of the day is far more important to performance improvements than any specific nutrient timing strategy.

For athletes who are engaging in prolonged, high intensity aerobic exercise such as adventure races, the amount of glucose available to them may determine their ability to maintain energy levels.

The body needs to maintain blood glucose in order for it to function optimally

Thus it is important to maintain blood sugar levels through diet.

Managing and Preventing Blood Sugar Imbalances

Eat smaller meals less often – 3 meals and 2-3 snacks per day.

Remove simple sugars from the diet, such as processed foods ie white bread, pasta, and rice.

Get majority of your calories from low GL food such as whole grains, beans, legumes.

Consume green leafy and cruciferous (cauliflower, broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts) vegetables.

Always have carbohydrates and protein at each meal time and snack.

Try adding Cinnamon to food and drinks.

Avoid / reduce alcohol

Author: Paula Mc Elligott

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