Lentils as an endurance and performance food in tournament sports

  • Lentils

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Philip Chilibeck

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - College of Kinesiology


The study determined whether whole foods of low glycemic index (GI) resulted in a metabolic and performance advantage, in comparison to high GI foods, when eaten prior to extended intermittent cardiovascular exercise, such as tournament soccer play.


Lentil-based, low-glycemic index (GI) foods are a comparable alternative to traditional high-GI preexercise meals, as they result in similar performance outcomes but improved metabolic profiles.


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Project Status


Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2008 - 2009