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Carbohydrates for Athletes

Carbohydrates are one of the essential macronutrients, and a very important energy fuel for exercising athletes. The main source of energy for exercising muscles is carbohydrate - some comes from glucose in the blood and a larger amount from the glycogen stored in your muscles. The source of all these carbohydrates ultimately comes from your dietary intake.

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