Carbs & GI Index – what is it?
Check out http://www.glycemicindex.com
for GI food-values.
Not all Carbs are created equal; research has shown that certain foods have a high Glycaemic Index (GI) while others are lower. Simply put this means that foods with a high GI are better for getting carbs at a fast rate into your bloodstream, these foods are good to eat just after training. And foods with a low GI are good to eat before training as they will release their energy slowly over time.
To be honest, there is a lot of debate as to whether this is an accurate science or not but in general low GI before and high GI after training is a good rule of thumb.
Kwest Kickboxing Muay Thai and Fitness Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada