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    Carbohydrates: Good Sources & Importance

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    What are some good food sources for your athlete that can supply carbohydrates before, during, and after exercise?

    Why are carbohydrates often considered the most important fuel source for many athletes? Are they the primary energy source for your athlete and their sport?

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    What are some good food sources for your athlete that can supply carbohydrates before, during, and after exercise?

    Before exercise: oatmeal, fruit, peanut butter sandwich on whole grain bread, whole grain bagels (pumpernickel, rye, wheat) and muffins (bran, corn, oatmeal),
    During: banana, a sports drink, GU, or energy bar.
    After: Chocolate milk (good to mix protein and CHO after exertion), popcorn, stoned wheat/whole grain cracks with peanut butter (protein and CHO), a fruit smoothie and a ...

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    This detailed solution discusses good sources of carbohydrates before, during, and after exercise. Also discusses why carbohydrates are important source of fuel for runners.

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