>>>Stomach Distress – Sport Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

Stomach Distress – Sport Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

Hammer Nutrition have put together a great article explaining how to deal with stomach distress.

This is most likely to happen during a race due to the increase in pressure on the digestive system as your blood flow is directed to the working muscles.

They advise:

Remove all processed simple sugar based fuels from your training and events. Processed simple sugars create havoc on the entire digestive system and body, which increases the stress placed on the body.

Try to run on an all-liquid diet for events under 24 hours in duration as solid food slows down the digestive system and removes blood from the working muscles.

Reduce the number of calories consumed in an hour. Yes you might be burning 800 calories an hour, but trying to replace even half of that is too many calories.

Further Reading:

  1. Fructose Sweeteners Negatively Impact Blood Sugar and Lipid Metabolism Inhibiting Energy Production and
  2. 146 Reasons Sugar Ruins Your Health
  3. Reducing the possibility of stomach distress

 

By | 2017-02-08T07:10:16+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Stomach Distress – Sport Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

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Alison in an Advanced Sports Dietitian and Accredited Practising Dietitian with years of experience helping some of the country’s top athletes achieve their goals. She works with active people across a range of levels, from elite and professional athletes to weekend warriors of any age, from around the country, participating in all kinds of sports.