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Maximising Performance with Energy Nut Butter: A Guide for Endurance Exercise

In the realm of sports nutrition, the one-size-fits-all approach to macronutrient intake for optimal performance has been replaced by a more individualised and periodised strategy. This approach is tailored to the athlete's level, the type of sport, and the intensity of training and racing undertaken.

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The Role of Carbohydrates in Exercise

Scientific research has provided us with the following insights about carbohydrate intake during exercise:

  • High carbohydrate availability is recommended to support workout quality and promote recovery for exercises requiring higher intensity workloads.
  • For exercises completed at low-to-moderate intensity, high carbohydrate intake may not be necessary.
  • There is growing evidence suggesting that intentionally undertaking prolonged training sessions with low carbohydrate availability can lead to favourable muscle adaptations.

During endurance exercise, our bodies utilise a mix of fat and carbohydrate-based fuels. The proportion of each energy source being used at a given exercise intensity is determined by multiple factors, some of which are individual.

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Exercise Intensity and Energy Sources

Exercise intensity is the main "switch" that shifts the mix of carbohydrate and fat burning. High intensity efforts are almost primarily fuelled by carbohydrate-based fuels, mainly coming from the breakdown of muscle glycogen, and immediate consumption of carb-based supplements (such as energy gels).

At lower exercise intensities, more calories are provided from fat-based stores (such as muscle triglycerides and plasma free fatty acids). Therefore, carbohydrate load could be reduced during prolonged but lighter intensity training days. Our body’s fat stores are practically unlimited compared to glycogen (carbohydrate) stores.

For this reason, some athletes choose to maximise their body’s ability to use fat as a fuel during exercise by modifying their diet or energy intake during training. In addition, completing selected training sessions with reduced carbohydrate consumption or availability (i.e. low muscle glycogen) has been shown to promote adaptations to training.

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When is Low-Carbohydrate Intake Beneficial?

There are multiple scenarios when low-carbohydrate intake could be beneficial and/or practical:

  • During prolonged exercise at low-to-moderate intensity physical efforts, without a need to engage in high-intensity exercise.
  • When your endurance mission is long and it’s important to consume a range of foods (and avoid taste fatigue).
  • For people that are more sensitive to sugar intake during exercise and experience unpleasant symptoms, such as gastrointestinal upset.
  • As part of a specific diet, such as a low-carbohydrate high-fat (LCHF) or a ketogenic diet. Some athletes consume low carbohydrate foods during long sessions at low-intensity as part of a LCHF or ketogenic diet, to promote muscle retooling and enhance fat utilisation. It is known that chronic exposure to low-carbohydrate high-fat diets can boost an athlete’s fat burning capacity as much as four-fold.
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Energy Nut Butter: Your Endurance Exercise Ally

Roam Energy Nut Butter is an ideal companion for athletes looking to maximise their performance during endurance exercise. With its high-fat, low-carb composition, it provides a sustained energy source that can help you maintain your performance during low-to-moderate intensity workouts or long endurance events.

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  • Roam Energy Nut Butter | 3 15 and 30 Pack | Mix Flavours
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  • Energy Nut Butter Bundle | 3, 15 and 30 Pack
  • Energy Nut Butter Bundle | 9 and 12 Pack | Roam
  • Energy Nut Butter Bundle | 9 and 12 Pack | Roam
  • Energy Nut Butter Bundle | 3, 15 and 30 Pack
  • Energy Nut Butter Bundle | 3, 15 and 30 Pack
  • Energy Nut Butter Bundle | 3, 15 and 30 Pack
  • Roam Energy Nut Butter | 3 15 and 30 Pack | Mix Flavours
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