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pastdoubt
10-22-2001, 09:50 AM
Okay, I understand why fructose isn't a good choice post-workout, but let's say you were having 6 meals per day, 3 of which were MRPs. Your post workout MRP's carbohydrate source was maltodextrin or dextrose, the other two got their carbs from fructose. What would be wrong with that?

Maki Riddington
10-22-2001, 12:37 PM
How much fructose are you talking about?

pastdoubt
10-22-2001, 01:49 PM
30 - 40g. per shake

body
10-22-2001, 04:26 PM
fructose is not ment to be as good as complex carbs for glycogen replensihment. if wrong maki will say.
they may cause a rise in blood fats.

the doc
10-22-2001, 04:58 PM
body = right
Fructose will replenish liver glycogen much more than muscular
it is also metabolized differently than glucose or starches in that it will be converted to triglycerides when liver glycogen is full (which that malto will do to a significant extent)
I would not do this

Maki Riddington
10-22-2001, 06:54 PM
Fructose is fine but at those dosages I would opt to use something that will be more effective.

pastdoubt
10-22-2001, 08:54 PM
Well what should I use as a carbohydrate source in a homemade MRP then? Ground up oatmeal doesn't exactly mix well...

Wizard
10-23-2001, 03:28 AM
Maltodextrine is what the companies use.You know,it's not the best but can you find a carb powder with low gi anyway?

YatesNightBlade
10-23-2001, 03:55 AM
MRP are crappy. Just get some Protein and have some Oats. Why do you need a MRP ???

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10-23-2001, 07:48 AM
Originally posted by YatesNightBlade
MRP are crappy. Just get some Protein and have some Oats. Why do you need a MRP ???

they are tastier and have more vitamins and minerals :P

YatesNightBlade
10-23-2001, 07:51 AM
So Does Cheesecake. :p

Alex.V
10-23-2001, 07:51 AM
Originally posted by pastdoubt
Well what should I use as a carbohydrate source in a homemade MRP then? Ground up oatmeal doesn't exactly mix well...

This is true.

Other than wheat germ, I don't know of many low(er) GI carb sources that actually taste good in a shake. Yams and brown rice taste like crap when you blend them; so does whole wheat bread.