Thursday, March 4, 2010

Carbs and exercise Part II

It is well known that adaptation to a fat-rich carbohydrate-poor diet results in lower resting muscle glycogen content and a higher rate of fat oxidation during exercise when compared with a carbohydrate-rich diet.The net effect of such an adaptation could potentially be a sparing of muscle glycogen, and because muscle glycogen storage is coupled to endurance performance, it is possible that adaptation to a high-fat diet potentially could enhance endurance performance.
Conclusion: Low carb diets result in higher fat burn (fat oxidation) compared to High carb diet, when exercising.
Link to publication.

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