Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Who Says Carbs are Dead?

There is a great deal of misinformation out there on why you should avoid or cut back on your daily carbohydrate intake. Between all the low carb diets that are and have been pushed, it's hard at times to know what road to take. When in doubt, just talk to any nutritionist and they will tell you that carbs are extremely important and play a vital role in both daily nutrition and for fueling all athletic events. One key point is to understand what type of carbs your actually consuming - high or low glycemic. Stay away from the high glycemic foods and modify what I call the "white foods": white rice, white potato's, white bread, etc. One of the things I try to do with each meal - especially breakfast and post workout, is to ingest both protein and carbs. I just read a great article on the Gatorade Sports Science site on this topic - take a look here. This article talks about the importance of pushing the carbs before a sports event (and in this case, at breakfast). If you can't read the entire article, then scroll down and at least read the summary, it's well worth your time. Eat well and enjoy. I am actually eating a little too well down here (while on vacation) in Boynton Beach, FL - we ate at a fantastic Asian restaurant last night (for my b-day) in Delray called Lemon Grass and they had outstanding sushi.

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