Slow releasing foods? What’s that?
Eat slow releasing energy foods. Why you ask?
There is a thing called the glycaemic index. This simply gives a rank as too how fast food elevates blood sugar. Now we want to avoid high glycaemic index foods when we are not training as high glycaemic foods will cause you to gain fat. So things like porridge oats, green beans, broccoli, cherries, plums, peaches are all good examples of slow releasing energy foods that will leave you feeling fuller, energised and importantly avoiding the temptation to snack on sugary foods.
Meaning greater Fat loss, so make sure you avoid most of the time, chocolate, sweets, sugar, white rice, cakes, alcohol and processed foods. As these will raise your blood sugar! Most people’s blood sugar is not properly balanced. If you’re getting too much glucose, it leads to high blood-sugar levels, which your body can’t break down and stores as fat.
So here is a table ranking various foods on there ability to elevate blood sugar. Now I must point out that you want fast releasing ones when training such as bananas! These give you a boost to keep training hard.
This remember is a quick guide on sustaining energy through slow releasing energy foods. Don’t forget you need a varied diet of protein and fats as well as carbohydrates. Eat well, live well and be well.