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.