Our expert says:
People have searched for ages to find the food or supplement that increases endurance. There are a few that have quite a profound effect, but they are mostly illegal - EPO is one that comes to mind. Legal options are narrower - I can say with certainty that if you are carbohydrate depleted, then performance is impaired. In otherwords, a diet that is low on carbohydrates and high on protein and fats will impair endurance exercise performance in all but a few people. So, the bottom line is that you must make sure that your diet provided carbohydrates in optimum amounts. Having said that, too much is also a bad thing, because weight increases and this negatively affects performance.
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