I strive to always be expanding my mind when it comes to training and nutrition to better help you guys in achieving your goals, and I ran across something pretty interesting in my textbook today.👇
No matter what type of carbohydrate you eat, it will always end up being broken down into a simple sugar in your blood stream.
Typically, an average of 20g or glucose (carbs) circulate our blood stream per one hour, no more, no less. (Otherwise we would be considered to have high/low blood sugar.)
So when we eat food, where do the extra carbs go when we eat more than 20g of carbs in one sitting?
Well our liver (which breaks down complex carbs into simple carbs to be used by our body) can hold about 80-100g. of glycogen before it is full, and the muscles can store anywhere from 300-600g. of glycogen depending on how much muscle mass you have. This is why CARBS in reasonable amounts are NOT THE ENEMY!💥
Extra carbs are not immediately transformed into fat, but rather they are stored by our liver and muscles as glycogen to be later used as fuel during strenuous activities.🙌😏
-The more you know😉