As with many health-related issues, the answer is: it depends.
This is a question that is frequently asked and rarely understood; even by those who have had diabetes for a long time. Some believe that having well-controlled diabetes means you don’t feel sick or have symptoms; others feel you are controlled if you take your medications; and a vast majority of people just have no idea what any of it means. Do you?
Do you feel like you have too many carbohydrates in your diet? You can still have some of your favorite dishes, but replace the starch with cauliflower. You may have heard that the more colorful your plate, the better, but this white vegetable has benefits all around. Because of how versatile it is, you can use it to replace grains and legumes in your diet with just a little extra prep work. Here’s why you need to add cauliflower to your grocery list.
Glycogen is already in our bodies as our glucose storage system. When we eat, the unused carbohydrates are stored as glycogen. Later, when the body’s blood sugar levels drop, the glycogen is broken down to glucose that is used to fuel the body.
What Is Our Alternative Fuel Source?
When you work out intensely for more than an hour, your body may run out of the carbohydrates and glucose that it needs to move forward. Typically, athletes will hydrate with sports drinks, but are there other options? Yes!