FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Which foods should you eat before and after sport?

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First of all you have to eat two or three hours before the performance, not to compromise digestion and performance itself! Primarily should be eaten complex carbohydrates (pasta, bread, rice, potatoes) as they are easily digested and provide a ready source of energy, and therefore avoid excessive intake of lipids and proteins, to avoid a long and “heavy” digestion. More generally  you have to eat in moderation! Contrary to what you think, also the meal next  to a sport performance should be moderate. The body is in fact already fatigued and needs to recharge and to reform the glycogen reserves…

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Does your body vary the utilization of nutrients depending on the type of physical activity?

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Depending on the type of physical activity, sport and stress  different muscle fibers and energy sources are used. In general we can say that: In rest conditions 87% of energy comes from fat and 13% from the sugars. During an exercise of medium intensity and / or medium duration the energy is supplied for the 50% from fats and 50% from sugars During a very high intensity exercise and short duration the energy is supplied almost entirely from glycogen (approximately 100%) During prolonged exercise and high intensity 70% of the energy comes from fat and 30% from the sugars.  …

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