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Carbohydrates give living things energy. Therefore giving them more energy in reserve for the competition.

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Q: Why do some athletes eat high carbohydrate foods the day before a competition?
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Why do athletes eat high carbohydrates foods before a competition?

When carbohydrates are digested, they are broken down into sugar. Your body then stores the excess sugar (that has not been used) into fat deposits within your body. So when an athlete is in a competition, they run out of energy (often running out of it quickly). Therefore the body then dips into the stored sugar and takes energy from there. That's why it is important for athletes to eat high- carbohydrate foods before a competition=stores energy

Are breads carbohydrate?

== == * Yes, bread is a high carbohydrate food.* Most bread is at least 50% carbohydrate.* Moreover, bread is, unfortunately, a refined (processed) carbohydrate.* For more information about carbohydrate foods, 'good'carbohydrate foods and 'bad' carbohydrate foods, see the page links, further down this page, listed under Related Questions.

Name four quality carbohydrate foods?

Four quality carbohydrate foods include: spinach, broccoli, blueberries, and apples.

Which carb foods are most unhealthy?

There are both healthy carbohydrate foods and unhealthy carbohydrate foods. Some of the worst high carbohydrate foods are the processed foods such as: french fries, potato chips, doughnuts, and basically any salty snack cracker made without whole grains.

What carbohydrate structure do foods have that makes them so efficient at treating insulin shock?

Foods that have a simple carbohydrate structure make them efficient at treating insulin shock. Other structures include structural carbohydrate, and excess carbohydrate.

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What food have sugar?

The foods that have sugar are called carbohydrate rich foods.

What foods do not digest in your body?

Rich in Carbohydrate foods like Bread!

When on a Ketogentic Diet what are the foods to avoid?

When on a Ketogenic Diet, foods to avoid are carbohydrate rich vegetables, high carb fruits, fluids with high carbohydrate contents, processed foods, and seafoods.

What is meant by low carbohydrate diet?

A low carbohydrate diet is a diet that lacks a lot of carbohydrate rich foods, such as food that contains wheat, potatoes, and other starchy foods. These diets also lack a lot of sugar, seeing as sugar is a carbohydrate.

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Provide three illustrated examples of carbohydrates foods?

the examples of carbohydrate foods are monosaccharides which are simplest carbohydrate foods, disaccharides which are two monosaccharides joined together in covalent bonds, and polysaccharides which are thousands of monosaccharides.

Examples of carbohydrate rich foods?

Rice potato

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What foods fall under carbohydrates?

is a potatoe a carbohydrate

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What is the function of carbohydrate molecules?

Carbohydrates are the rapid energy foods, they are fragmented inside the intestinal lumen before they are absorbed into the blood or lymphatic system.

What foods are high in carbohydrate?

foods like pasta,rice,bread,oat,patatoes,cereals....

What foods are carbohighdrates?

Anything that is a vegetable, starch, or grain is a carbohydrate. These foods can be used to fuel the body.

What are best foods to gain Weight?

carbohydrate,oily and fat foods can help you to gain weight.

What should you stop eating to lose weight?

High carbohydrate foods, and high glycemic foods.

Are avocados low carbohydrate foods?

No, avocado is not considered a low carbohydrate food. See the page link, further down this page, for the carbohydrate content of avocados.

Which of the following are examples of carbohydrate rich foods?

Wheat and lentils