All knowledgeable scientists agree that for the best performance during prolonged exercise the best fuel for the body is carbohydrate. In practical terms, this means eating starches (rice, corn, potatoes, beans, pasta, bread), vegetables, and fruits – all of these plant foods contain 70% to 95+% of their calories as carbohydrate.
The well-known feeling of fatigue results from low carbohydrate reserves in the body. Carbohydrate is the body’s preferred fuel for daily activities and high-intensity exercise performance.
The diet of a horse is essentially grass and grains. To raise a racehorse would you feed your colt meat? – Of course not. You would just feed it more grasses and grains during growth and training.
The same applies to people. Basic nutritional needs do not change with an increase in activity. So the same diet recommended for people applies to athletic people, too. To violate this basic truth results not only in horrific
If a diet very high in carbohydrates – starches, vegetables, and fruits – makes athletes – those living at the extremes of human performance – winners, then following their example will result in superior nutrition for all of us and our families. Can’t possibly be any other way.
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