Hannah Grant

Hannah Grant, is an accomplished chef from Copenhagen, with experience ranging from modern Danish-French restaurants to the world s no. 1 restaurant Noma and the Kite Boarding expedition boat, Offshore Odysseys. Currently she is with the World Tour cycling team Tinkoff-Saxo for a fifth season and is working in parallel with Danish morning TV as well as developing recipes for a number of sports publications. Her passion and creativity for food is demonstrated in these recipes and you will taste your way to the ultimate, better, faster and lighter performance.



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First, let’s talk about the role carbohydrates play in providing energy for working muscles, providing fuel for the central nervous system (CNS), enabling and perpetuating fat metabolism, and preventing the use of protein as a primary energy source. Remember, carbohydrates — specifically glucose — are the preferred source of energy for muscle contraction and biologic labor.
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Glycogen, which is the term for glucose in its stored form, is limited in its ability to be stored: about 350 g in the muscles and 40 g to 50 g in the liver of a non-obese 70 kg man. The glycogen stored in a particular muscle is used directly by that muscle during exercise; glycogen cannot be “borrowed” from resting muscles. Hence, it is critical to restore glycogen levels in the muscles of the endurance athlete
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The minimum daily intake of carbohydrates necessary for survival — that is, for supporting the CNS, red blood cell production, the immune system, and all tissues dependent on glucose — is ~130 g. You need considerably more than that to support any physical activity or exercise
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