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09-05-2006, 05:39 AM

My post workout consists of 40-60 carbs complex carbs...(before asking me why I do not add dextrose maltose etc I just dont want and I find it easier to stay lean during my bulking)...so.....
my questions.....

1) Are quick oats (Ready Brek with 40% oat flour) cooked (stir for 4 mins) better absorbed than raw oats?

2)I can also easily eat 2 sweet potatoes immediately after having my whey shake...Do you know what sort of SUGAR do the sweet potatoes have? http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-B00001-01c20h1.html
I mean they have 15 sugars out of 37 carbs in a 180 potato... what kind of sugar is it? i am asking to know whether those are available for muscle glycogen refill... 2 sweet potatoes would have a total of 30 grams of sugar...


2nd Year Sport and Exercise Science Bsc
University of Essex :omg:

09-05-2006, 05:59 AM
I would recommend using the USDA nutrient databse (http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/).

For 100g of raw sweet potato the 4.18g of sugars breaks down as follows:

2.52g Sucrose
0.96g Glucose
0.70g Fructose

09-05-2006, 07:47 AM

btw i know fructose does not fill muscle glycogen but liver glycogen..what about sucrose?

09-05-2006, 07:49 AM
Sucrose is 1/2 glucose, 1/2 fructose if I recall correctly.

09-05-2006, 08:09 AM
Unreal you are correct.

Vapour Trails
09-05-2006, 01:19 PM
You are not going to get fat from comsuming dextrose post-workout.