It’s important for athletes to eat the right foods to keep themselves in top performance. One of the most important nutrients athletes need to consume is carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are one of the three main macronutrients alongside fats and protein. Out of the three, carbs are the one most directly associated to performance. Carbohydrates get converted into glycogen to be stored in the muscles as a readily available source of energy for the muscles. When glycogen is depleted, the athlete cannot perform at their highest level. Whole grains provide excellent slow-release energy.
Certain types of whole grains hold a greater amount of nutrition compared to others. Bulgur wheat is a whole grain that contains huge amount of fiber, also is rich in protein and slow-releasing carbs to create a sustained effect.
Not only is bulgur wheat good for performance, it also aids in better sleep, helps to boost the circulation of blood, helps with weight loss, increases immunity, strengthens bones, and is good for your heart!
What better way to start your day, support your body, and enhance performance.
One-cup serving of cooked bulgur wheat has about 151 calories, 8 grams of fibre, 34 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of protein, 0.5 grams of fat, 1 milligram of manganese (55%), 58 milligrams of magnesium (15%), 7 milligrams of iron (10%), 8 milligrams of niacin (9%) and 0.2 milligrams of vitamin B6 (8%).