Our very own Eat2Win Triathlon Nutrition team member Bill Nadeau, MS, RD contributed an article that appears on the USA Triathlon website today. The article covers the general topic of glycemic index and outlines some of the issues that should be of concern to triathletes or anyone training for athletic endurance competition.
From the article:
“The offseason is a great time to consider your nutrition plan. One topic worth revisiting is the glycemic index (GI), as different types of carbohydrate can not only affect race day performance, but also affect your body weight during the offseason. Are you eating the right types of carbohydrate to keep you satisfied and in a net caloric balance? Or do you continue to eat sports food samples from race expos for quick meals and snacks? Our goal is to examine the glycemic index of different foods, the hormonal response by the body to food of different GI, and the effect of eating foods with a specific GI on weight and overall health.”
Read the entire article here.