Our expert says:
Carbohydrates are the most powerful source of instant energy and anyone who does strenuous exercise should eat as much carbohydrate as possible. The cyclists who participate in the Tour de France for example, obtain more than 70% of their energy from carbohydrates. Click on 'Fitness' at the top of this page and then on 'Nutrition' and read all the articles on 'Diets of Sportsmen and women', esp the ones on carbohydrates, and carbo-loading.
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