Blood Sugar Effects of Exercise And Pirates!

Blood Sugar Effects of Exercise And Pirates!


In summary, carbohydrates are a source of energy.

I refer to carbohydrates as energy because that is what fuels your muscles. Before I go into the details, I want to debunk a carbohydrate myth that makes “low carb” diets come up short: not all carbohydrates are created equal!

Now, let’s talk about the differences.

Simple carbohydrates are the fastest and easiest source of energy to digest. Blood glucose will rise and fall rapidly, also known as a blood sugar spike and shock. Examples include maple syrup, honey, sugar, and soft drinks.

Complex carbohydrates have a structure that is more difficult for the body to break down and are generally presented with fiber; therefore, it is slower to digest, which provides a gradual and constant increase in the supply of glucose to the blood. Examples include legumes, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.

So what are refined carbohydrates?

Refining: the human process of changing food.

Complex refining carbohydrates affect blood sugar in the same way as simple carbohydrates. Using refined carbohydrates in your body for fuel is like trying to keep a fire burning overnight with the newspaper. On the other hand, using unrefined carbohydrates in your body for fuel is like using slow-burning logs to keep a fire burning all night.

Fast-acting carbohydrates, also known as simple or refined, break down into glucose (energy) and pass through your digestive system and into the bloodstream faster than a slow-acting (complex and unrefined) carbohydrate, such as rice. integral. In the bloodstream, glucose navigates the Red Sea and travels to different muscles knocking on the door to be let in. The guardian is this ugly troll called insulin (OK, I get carried away by the metaphor, I like pirates, OK!) That allows glucose to pass or not pass to the muscle island to deliver energy and power. On the muscle island, if you invade the gates too quickly, the locals will riot and there will be a quick and bloody ending. If it is too slow to act, the locals can understand your plan and move it forward.

That moment is our perfect goal for the most effective delivery of “power”.

When you exercise, the ugly insulin troll is more likely to open the door for you, so it’s okay to have quick-acting carbohydrate energy ready to go; but we still need Captain Blackbeard, or “protein and fat” to strategically slow our progress through the door to make sure we have timely execution (or as we like to call it: optimized exercise performance). Make sense?

So to recap:

Fast-acting carbohydrate source + protein and fat source = stable blood sugar = optimized performance

Balanced side effects of blood sugar can include:

  • Balanced mood (suppresses hunger (hungry + angry))

  • Improved sleep

  • Increased energy

  • Mental alert

  • Regulated Hormones

  • Reduced sugar cravings




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