Active people often disregard the importance of the digestive tract during activity. Providing fluid or carbohydrates can be crucial, especially for people training endurance sports or during prolonged exercise. Disturbances arising from the gastrointestinal tract such as bloating, transferring or diarrhea are a common occurrence, they appear in every discipline.
It is worth remembering that without a well-functioning gastrointestinal tract we are not able to fully concentrate on the exercises performed – the quality decreases significantly. Of course, the digestive tract is very flexible, “well-trained“, reduces discomfort. Regular consumption of meals during the activity improves the adaptation of the body, absorption and gastric emptying. During “gut” training, we can notice which products have a positive effect on our body and which should be avoided. This technique allows us to prepare our body for performances and thanks to it we can be sure that during the starts / matches we will not face an uncomfortable situation.
Recent studies indicate that in addition to meals during training, a full-day menu can also play a special role here. The diet can affect the ability to empty the stomach and absorb it in the intestines. It is suggested that high carbohydrate foods increase the transport of glucose through the SGLT1 transport protein, improving the use of carbohydrates during exercise.