Eating After Exertion May Be A Key To Speeding Body's Recovery

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After you've run that marathon, take time to eat. A post-exercise meal containing amino acids and carbohydrates may speed your body's recovery and enhance peak-performance levels, according to University of Illinois scientists.

In a series of studies, researchers also found that eating oat-based cereal before exercise can help fight fatigue and feelings of hunger. The pre-exercise findings, based on human studies, were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and in the Journal of Nutrition.

The post-exercise findings, involving rats, will be presented April 6-9 by U. of I. graduate students Tracy Gautsch and Josh Anthony at the American Society for Nutritional Sciences annual meeting in New Orleans.

Healthy adults consumed nothing or a cereal with oat, wheat or corn meal 90 minutes before a 90-minute low-level cycling exercise followed by a competitive 5-mile ride. Those who had eaten reported less fatigue and less hunger after the workouts. Performance levels were not affected in this study, funded by Quaker Oats Co., but initial metabolic changes suggested a pattern of improvement.

The goal of the research was to alter blood chemistry, specifically the ratio of tryptophan, an essential amino acid, to large neutral amino acids, said principal investigator Donald K. Layman, a U. of I. professor of nutrition. Tryptophan levels in the blood help regulate the release of serotonin in the brain, causing lethargy and fatigue.

"The oat-based cereal allowed us to increase the denominator in the ratio," Layman said. "Raising the level of large neutral amino acids should reduce the amount of tryptophan getting into the brain and reduce feelings of fatigue."

The oat cereal worked to reduce the rise of glucose and insulin, allowing for a stable blood chemistry that promoted the efficient use of free fatty acids, Layman said. These effects, he added, are probably derived from the solubl

Contact: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Eating bats linked to neurological disease
2. Eating eggs may protect against breast cancer
3. Eating transgenic sausages
4. Eating less may protect nerve cells
5. Eating more fish and n3 fatty acids associated with reduced risk of stroke for women
6. Eating recommended foods associated with decrease in risk of mortality for women
7. Eating soy can lead to dramatic declines in cholesterol, Wake Forest study shows
8. Eating contaminated Great Lakes sport fish does not inhibit lactation, UB study finds
9. Eating proper foods at right time after exercise can speed recovery
10. UF Researcher: Athletes Likely To Have Symptoms Of Eating Disorders
11. First Dinosaur Embryo Skin Discovered -- Unhatched Embryos Are First Ever Found Of Giant-Plant Eating Dinosaurs

Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/2/2016)... 2016 The Department of Transport Management ... 44 million US Dollar project, for the , ... Personalization, Enrolment, and IT Infrastructure , to ... and implementation of Identity Management Solutions. Numerous renowned international vendors ... Decatur was selected for the most compliant and ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... patient care by providing unparalleled technology to leaders of the medical imaging industry.  As ... added to the range of products distributed by Ampronix. Photo - ... ... ... ...
(Date:5/9/2016)... Elevay is currently known as ... for high net worth professionals seeking travel for work ... world, there is still no substitute for a face-to-face ... your deal with a firm handshake. This is why ... of citizenship via investment programs like those offered by ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and will showcase its product’s latest features from ... also be presenting a scientific poster on Disrupting Clinical Trials in The Cloud ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... of intelligent tools designed, tuned and optimized exclusively for Okuma CNC machining centers ... The result of a collaboration among several companies with expertise in toolholding, cutting ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 ReportsnReports.com adds ... to its pharmaceuticals section with historic and forecast ... much more. Complete report on the ... profiling 15 companies and supported with 261 tables ... . The Global Cell Culture ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... , June 22, 2016 Research and ... Global Markets" report to their offering. ... billion in 2014 from $29.3 billion in 2013. The market is ... of 13.8% from 2015 to 2020, increasing from $50.6 billion in ... projected product forecasts during the forecast period (2015 to 2020) are ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: