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A diet based on complex carbohydrates, such as bread past rice and beans is important because these are nutrient dense, filling and low in fat. Carbohydrate is stored in the muscles as glycogen which is essential for endurance and stamina, because once these stores are used up, muscles cannot work efficiently and performance is affected. The best way to maintain glycogen levels is to eat a low fat, high carbohydrate light meal, two to three hours before exercise.

Must consume enough carbohydrates to be used as fuel otherwise


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