Exercise-induced glucose spikes are good for you! The key to managing them is to make sure that you don’t work out on an empty stomach and that you fuel-up correctly for the type of exercise you intend to do.
During exercise, glucose stored in the liver is released into the bloodstream to feed your muscles that are being worked out. The type of exercise, its intensity and duration, all influence your body’s glucose response. For example, playing football will lead to larger glucose spikes than playing golf because of the former’s higher intensity level.
Being smart about your food choices and the composition of your meals to better regulate your glucose spikes is the key. For example, eating an apple with a handful of soaked or roasted almonds is a better pre workout snack than consuming an apple alone.
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