Energy source number one is carbohydrates. They are involved in almost all metabolic processes. That sounds quite good – actually. Unfortunately, there is a catch: we store carbohydrates in depots. If these are not completely emptied, the body converts the excess into fat and stores it.
Therefore you should not overdo it with the diligent energy suppliers. But it's not only a question of "how much", but also of "what". If you reach for complex carbohydrates, you can boost your muscle build-up with your diet without simultaneously filling your fat stores. Because the body absorbs complex carbohydrates
slower than simple carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates are mainly contained in the following foods:
- Whole grain products (e.g. whole grain oat flakes, bread, pasta)
- Fruits and vegetables
Caution is required with regard to the "bad" carbohydrates, which are contained in large quantities in white flour products, sweets and convenience goods. Their relatively high sugar content makes your blood sugar level shoot up quickly.