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Old 04-03-2005, 09:03 AM   #5
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Re: post recovery...best alternative

Right after you workout, the muscles are tapped of glycogen. If you consume sugar afterward, the insulin acts as a shuttle for the new glucose into the body tissues. So that insulin spike created by high GI carbs creates a fast track back into muscle and liver glycogen stores. Unless you really overdo it, it will all end up stored in the muscles rather than left to be stored as fat as in "normal" conditions when there would be a surplus of glucose unused.
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