Whether you're an athlete or not they are not a meal replacement. They have been made for convenience, helping you get your desired calorie intake between decent meals. Without you would have to find the time to prepare, cook and eat 2 or 3 extra meals in your day when you could get that goodness in 3 minutes by drinking a shake. But like everything, there are good ones, but also a great amount of bad ones full of S**t
Build muscle - no extra protein
PS I did not know that muscle was build from carbohydrate. That's very interesting.
Not carbs specifically, just surplus calories so could be from carbs/protein/fat. Certainly not just protein.
It's carbohydrate, not sugar. I would never drink anything sugary!maltrodextrin is (a type of) sugar (which itself is carbohydrate) so yes you would, I'm afraid!
Whilst the physiology crew are in - anyone see that cardiologist on BBC breakfast this morning?
No. What did he say?
He said that sugar was a terrible thing, which we have all heard before, but he said something along the lines of three teaspoons of 'added' sugar per day resulted in an 11 fold increase in risk of type II diabetes regardless of any other factor INCLUDING the amount of exercise you do...
To me that implies something else bad about sugar besides high GI - because high GI can be a good thing if you have been exercising.
Can't find anything about this particular study online though.
Something to do with insulin resistance perhaps if the added sugar is an everyday occurrence?
Well perhaps but exercise increases insulin sensitivity so decreases resistance.. everything I've read about exercise suggests that it counteracts the risks of Type II.
However finding something high GI at work to eat post-training/commute is hard without sugar. White bread or toast is about it.
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