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Melinda M. Manore, PhD, RD, FACSM

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Using Glycemic Index to Improve Athletic Performance

October 31, 2004

With all the hype today about protein being the most vital nutrient for athletes
(not true, by the way), many athletes
are beginning to look at carbohydrates
differently. The truth is, carbohydrates play an essential role in the diet because they are a key source of energy and provide the glucose necessary to replace the glycogen lost during training and competition.

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