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Carbs will play a very pivotal role in the bodybuilding process. They are our bodies and brains preferred source of fuel. There are many types of Carbs to choose from, of which can be categorized in one of two glycemic groups. In this video we go through the Top 5 Carbs that will help promote muscle growth.
High-glycemic carbs are fast digesting, which means they great broken down rather quickly by the body. This creates a rapid surge of glucose into your blood followed by a spike in insulin levels – which usually proceeds a sluggish feeling about 45 minutes afterwards. This doesn’t mean they’re all bad, and I do have simple carbs. However, I save them for after my workouts when our bodies are very receptive and need to be refueled. Examples of simple carbs include: cookies, sodas, candy and most cereals.
Low-glycemic carbs on the other hand, digest much slower and allow for a steady release of glucose into your body, which makes you feel fuller for longer. These carbs should make up the bulk of your calories coming from carbohydrates, as they have a much great make up of vitamins and minerals compared with simple carbs. Some examples include: veggies, rice, beans, potatoes, and oats.
So what does this all mean? It means that whether you are ingesting 1 gram of Carbohydrate from a potato or 1 gram of Carbohydrate from a Cake, they react differently in your body; and as a result will affect the way you look as a whole