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Burn more calories with pre-workout meal

April 23, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new British study found a pre-workout meal that is low in sugar could help you burn calories when you exercise.The study found women who ate a breakfast rich in carbohydrates with a low-glycemic index burned 50 percent more calories during their morning workout. Researchers believe that a meal rich in carbs and low in sugar may increase the body's ability to burn fat.

Researchers said the key is to avoid high-glycemic carbohydrates known to make blood sugar rise, such as cornflakes and white bread. Researchers recommend a light breakfast including items like yogurt, skimmed milk or whole grains to get you going.

The study was conducted at the University of Nottingham and published in the May issue of The Journal of Nutrition.


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