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As health and fitness minded individuals, we know the importance of the food we put into our bodies every day. Food provides the energy we need to perform and recover from our workouts, and how we eat can make our break our efforts in the gym.
If you tell yourself that you can’t have something, you are going to find yourself thinking constantly about that thing and the cravings will become unbearable.
Like any complex machine that you want to keep running smoothly, your body requires the right fuel to maintain it in top condition and provide the energy you need to enhance your workouts.
Novice trainers are targeted by supplement companies that try to make quick sales. This leaves the client totally confused with their lack of progress and empty wallet. So what is effective in the big bad supplement world?
Basically your white rice, white pasta and white bread are typically heavily manufactured where a lot of the micronutrients (including vitamins and minerals) and fibre is lost. Often the glycemic index is higher in white varieties which gives you a bit of a "sugar spike".
For example, take a look at the following:
If you compare the two side by side, you will see there are many less vitamins and minerals present in the white varieties. Also the fibre in the white variety is about a third of the wholegrain. Finally, the glycemic index (whilst low in both cases) is higher in the white variety.
So relatively speaking, yes, wholegrain varieties are higher in nutrients compared to 'empty' or low nutrient value white variety foods.