Honey the Sports nutrition
Carbohydrate consumption prior to during and after exercise enhances performance and speed recovery. Honey is a natural source of readily available carbohydrates and is as effective as glucose for carbohydrate replacement during endurance exercise. It helps maintain muscle glycogen also known as stored carbohydrates which are the most important fuel source for athletes to help them keep going. Honey serves as an athletic aid.
Pre-exercise as with many carbohydrates pure honey may be an effective form to ingest just prior to exercise. When honey is eaten before a workout or athletic activity it is released into the system at a steady rate throughout the event. During exercise consuming carbohydrates such as honey during a workout helps muscles stay nourished longer and delays fatigue when compared to not using any aid or supplement. Post-exercise ingesting a combination of carbohydrates and protein immediately following exercise (within 30 minutes) is ideal to refuel and decrease delayed onset muscle soreness. Here honey is a great source of carbohydrate to combine with post-workout protein supplements. In addition to promoting muscle recuperation and glycogen restoration, carbohydrate-protein combinations sustain favorable blood sugar concentrations after training National Honey Board.
There is a real need to define the difference between a low GI diet and/or meal and a low GI food. Because a low GI food is defined as 55 or less, everyone has made the reasonable assumption that a whole diet that averages 55 or less is a low GI diet. In fact the average Australian and American diets already have a GI of around 55–60 because we eat fruits and dairy foods which are naturally low GI. So, to reduce the risk of chronic disease, we believe we need to aim lower and suggest that 45 is a better cut-off point for a low GI diet.