Heart health is essential for the effective movement of oxygen through the human system and it is no secret that exercise is among the best ways of achieving this.
For an improved body, it is advisable to base your diet on low glycaemic index (GI) foods, according to register nutritionist Dr Carina Norris.
She said: “These are foods which are slowly digested and absorbed by the body, providing a gradual drip-feed of glucose into the blood stream, which gives you more sustained energy levels.”
Improved energy levels mean you can trainer harder or for longer, depending on your goals, so the only question left is what these super foods are?
Dr Norris recommended wholegrains, such as wholemeal bread, brown pasta, brown rice and porridge as prime examples of low GI foods, which can complement your training programme as top sources for carbohydrates.
The expert added: “Fruit eaten whole, especially with the skin, has a relatively low GI, but fruit juice is high-GI.”
High GI foods provide rapid increases in blood glucose, which result in a short-lived burst of energy, Dr Norris explained.
Posted by James Worrall
20/04/2012 16:45:58Subscribe to the News RSS feed