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sugar after exercise; 6 reasons to avoid

sugar after exercise

 Here are 6 reasons why you should avoid consuming sugar after exercise (workout);

sugar after exercise we should avoid

(1) Sugar can increase inflammation

Consuming sugar after exercise can increase the level of inflammation in your body, which can be harmful after exercise.

Exercise causes small amounts of inflammation, which is a natural response to the stress placed on your muscles.

Additionally, Due to stress or if you eat something that has refined sugar after exercise somatostatin production increases.

somatostatin is a hormone that tells your pancreas to produce less insulin.

Moreover, Refined sugar immediately signals your body to increase somatostatin in your stomach, brain, thyroid and pancreas.

Thus, this process inhibit Insulin production.

Furthermore, Somatostatin decreases TSH and HGH hormones, which help you to lose weight and build lean muscle mass.

(2) Sugar can interfere with muscle recovery; – your body needs protein and other nutrients to repair and rebuild muscle tissue after exercise.

Consequently, sugar does not provide the essential nutrients.

(3) Sugar can cause an energy Crash; – Sugar causes a rapid increase in blood sugar level followed by a sharp drop.

This crash makes you feel drained, tired and lethargic.

In addition, This vicious cycle causes insulin resistance which is associated with risk of type 2 diabetes.

(4) Sugar interferes with proper hydration; – High blood sugar can lead to dehydration, since it stimulates the Kidneys to increase urination.

The more refined sugar you eat, the higher your blood sugar will be causing dehydration via excessive urination.

(5) Sugar can ruin gut health; – High levels of refined sugar can wreak havoc on your gut if you exercise soon after consuming.

For example, In the form of sports drinks, color drinks, sugary protein bars, cupcakes, chocolate, and caramel.

Cramp, gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea can result, ruining your workout and your motivation.

(6) Sugar can deplete minerals and micronutrients; – Elevated sugar levels deplete Potassium, Magnesium Copper and trace minerals in your body and brain.

In conclusion, If you want to eat sweet and junk food, never consume it immediately after workout. Consumed 2 to 2.5 hours after exercise.

Similarly, Replace all the high sugar food You have cravings for with coconut water and lemon water.

You can also have jaggery and lemon water with Himalayan pink salt as they make for the best recovery drinks.

Dr.Hetal Patel


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