Thread: Protein shake
02-20-2004, 12:17 PM #1
I usually mix in fruit with my after workout protein shakes as means for replenishing glycogen stores. Is fruit a good source? I assume that the fructose levels are high enough to spike insulin levels considering I don't consume sugar any other time than my protein shake (with the fruit in it). I usually use strawberries(pretty high on the GI charts). Opinions would be great. ~LK
02-20-2004, 01:07 PM #2Originally Posted by lilKimmy2
02-20-2004, 01:09 PM #3Female Member
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Certain fruits will cause an insulin spike, but they won't replenish muscle glycogen, only liver glycogen, so you're better off with something else...and i don't know where you got your information, but strawberries are actually low on the GI charts. Even atkins-worshippers eat them.
02-20-2004, 01:37 PM #4
For your pwo shake you want something that will illicit a higher insulin spike than strawberries. If you want keep the strwberries and add some dextrose to your shake. Makes for a pretty good darn tasting post-workout drink. Kinda like strawberries and cream flavor.
02-20-2004, 01:57 PM #5Originally Posted by usualsuspect
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