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Keto, an asset for Athletes and sportsmen

Updated: Jul 21, 2023


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If you're an athlete thinking about trying a ketogenic diet, you might be wondering how it might work with your sport. After all, carbs are the fuel that fuels most of us during our workouts. And we've been taught that eating carbs is good for us - it's how we get our energy!


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But what if there was a way to increase your energy without relying on carbs? What if there was a way to keep your body in ketosis no matter what type of workout you do? What if you could eat tons of fat and still have enough energy to work out and feel great all day?



This diet is well suited for athletes because it helps your body burn fat for fuel instead of glucose, which can be useful for endurance training and recovery .



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Glycogen is a form of glucosethat is stored in theliver and muscles. It can be used as an energy source during exercise, but it's not very efficient because it takes about 20 minutes to break down into glucose and release energy.

On the other hand, ketones are another type of fuel that can be used during exercise in place of glycogen. Ketones are produced when your body burns fat instead of glucose for energy, which means they can be used immediately without needing to be converted first. The body can continuously create ketones from your fat stores unlike glycogen stores which are depleted very quickly.


Ketones are more efficient than glycogen because they take less time to be metabolized and release energy -about 2 minutes versus 20 minutes for glycogen! This means that if you're going for a long run or hike and don't want to worry about carrying extra food with you, all you need is a little coconut oil and a bit of water. MCT oil.

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When you're in ketosis, your body burns fat more efficiently than if you're eating carbs or sugar. This means less lactic acid buildup during exercise, which means longer workouts! It also helps keep your blood sugar stable and reduces inflammation in your body, which can help prevent injuries. Finally, it has been shown to help improve mental performance and concentration during workouts by reducing stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline >.



 

If you want to boost your skills and feel better, do not hesitate to look at my recommendations in dietary supplements for athletes or sportsmen below.



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