Lentils as an endurance and performance food in tournament sports
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.
Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)
2008 - 2009