Slow Release Carbohydrates
Slow Release Carbohydrates FAQS
Slow-release carbs provide energy by burning slowly throughout the day. This is in contrast to fast-release carbs like sugars, which provide a more immediate but shorter spike in energy. Longer lasting energy comes from carbs such as potatoes, sweet potatoes and oats, and are generally part of many people’s diet.
Slow release carbohydrates burn more slowly, and consistently release energy throughout the day. Fast release carbohydrates do the opposite - they produce a rapid surge in energy, perfect for if you’re flagging during a workout. Because fast release carbs tend to cause a spike in insulin, though, slow release carbs are seen as the healthier and more sustainable option.
Slow release carbohydrates can be good supplements to use if you’re looking to bulk up or maintain your weight without stressing in the kitchen. Paired with our protein supplements, these can be taken as part of a healthy and varied diet, pre-workout or when you’re exercising.
Slow release carbohydrates are beneficial when taken before training and exercise. This is because they burn to provide you with a consistent level of energy that is sustained over a long period of time. You can take slow release carbs after you’ve trained - this will allow your body to replenish after exercise and provide a new energy store after you’ve worked out.
The best slow release carbohydrates
Ultra Fine Oats
Our Ultra-fine Scottish Oats are one of the most consistent best sellers in our store. Oats have gained in popularity in the fitness sphere thanks to their reputation as a slow release energy source, and healthy complex carbohydrate. And best of all, they’re easy to prepare. Just mix with water and sip throughout the day.
Maca Powder is one of the most popular slow release carb supplements around today, and they’re also highly rated in our store. Subtly sweet, this is an organic addition to shakes and smoothies, as part of a healthy balanced diet. Plus, not only is it gluten-free, it’s suitable for vegetarians and vegans too, so you can enjoy it wherever, whenever.
Sweet Potato Powder
Our Sweet Potato Powder cuts oven waiting time and gets right to it. With its rich vitamin profile and easy prep, this is a suitable option for anyone looking to bulk up, or add quick carbs to your diet.