The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Complex carbs or low-GI simple carbs for snacks?

    For a mid-afternoon snack or something, is there a difference between having complex carbs (sandwich with whole grain bread) or low-GI simple carbs (yogurt and fruit) ? Is one better than the other assuming the meal isn't pre- or post- workout.........
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    if i'm not mistaken, aren't all complex carbs typically low GI? low gi means low glucose index, which means it raises blood sugars minimally, which is a property of a complex carb which has to be broken down longer (because of it's complexity...) versus a higher gi which would be simple carbs

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    whole grains have the lower gi
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    No, simple carbs in fruit and sugar have very low GI as well. Yogurt for example has a GI of like 37, which is lower tha oatmeal, whole grains or other complex carbs.

    My question is about whether it's better to snack on low-GI simple carbs (fruit, yogurt, etc) or low-GI complex carbs (whole grains, etc)

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    what are you looking to do? eat the food with the lowest gi? then you just answered your own question.
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    For though-out the day I would think its better to have low GI Complex carbs. Not all complex are low GI though(as you stated i beleive) like maltodextrin, GI ~140
    After your workout though, high GI all the way!
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