Endurance Performance Fuel Sources Glycogen & IMTG

when we perform any endurance type of exercise, it is commonly thought that the body relies on stored muscle glycogen. This is true, however, it also appears as though stored intramyocellular triglyceride levels (IMTG) play a key role as a fuel substrate as well. The body has an ability to increase its stores of IMTG quite quickly as it does for muscle glycogen so as to ensure it always has an available source of fuel in case muscle glycogen begins to run low. What Is Glycogen? Glycogen is the main storage form of glucose in the muscle. When carbohydrates are …

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Antioxidants: Definitions, Facts & The Color Wheel

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Health headlines today are always focused on the topics of antioxidants. You can not pick foods at the store without seeing the antioxidant hype. Every day we are being attacked by millions of pollutants and toxins. Our bodies are working overtime to breakdown and remove the toxic invaders of our health systems. The fear that just one of these free radicals might cause problems has to lead us to a level of health food insecurity never before seen. The war against this toxic mass can oftentimes be confusing and is associated with some terms that are often misused and more …

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15 Reasons Why You Need To Eat An Avocado!

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Undoubtedly, avocado is a favourite fruit to a lot of people, not just Americans. It contains numerous nutrients and offers great health benefits. Also, a lot of studies claim that people who consume avocados have much lower BMI and better nutrient intake. The benefits of consuming avocado   1. Good fats Avocado contains great monosaturated fats which lower risks of heart problems, cholesterol and strokes. 2. Weight loss A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that half an avocado with lunch can help obese people feel satiated. The participants said they felt 40% less cravings for more than …

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