Carbohydrates: Your muscles’ fuel
McDonalds and Carbo Loading.Everyone knows the benefit of carbohydrate loading the 3 days before the big race but even during training it is essential to maintain a good carbohydrate to protein to fat ratio in order to maximize your muscles performance. Without proper glycogen stores, your body does not have the building blocks it needs to break fat into something the muscles can use during your longer exercise training sessions. Without glycogen your body is forced to turn to your muscles for energy which will not help your time and will stress your liver in the long term.
Even when you are on the run, McDonald’s can provide you with some good sources of nutrient dense carbohydrates that your body can then utilize later when you work out. Menu items like the Fruit and Yogurt Parfait with granola, provides 31 grams of fructose, glucose, and galactose, all crucial carbohydrate building blocks that help to form your glycogen stores. The Snack Size Fruit and Walnut Salad is another good choice at 31 grams of complex carbohydrates. Extensive nutritional information is available on all menu items both in stores and on-line to make it easy for customers to stay well informed.
Bullshit is prevalent in the nutrition world. Never take commercialized propaganda from big-market food chains. They’re selling what sells, not what’s good for you. LIVE STRONG AND EDUCATED!!