Carbohydrates are the primary source of energy to our body. The carbohydrate that is consumed is converted into glucose and utilized by our body. The excess amount of carbohydrate is stored as glycogen in the muscles. The dietary carbohydrates directly contribute to the body’s maintenance. If the body does not receive enough carbohydrate food, the performance level will decrease. The interest on the influence of the food habits on the performance of the physical activity of humans is researched since the origin of the man kind. Exercises make a man fit and perfect. Among the exercises, running, jogging, cycling helps in the complete work out of the muscles in the body. Carbohydrates, being the primary energy source, help the person to perform exercises well. Having a high carbohydrate meal before the exercise will make a person to maintain the body glucose levels. This will help them to perform the best.
Now the studies have proved that carbohydrate mouth wash before and during exercise will boost the person to perform well. (pponline.co.uk).Many studies have reported that the carbohydrate ingestion will improve the performance more during intensive exercises in a short duration of time. The reason behind this is that the high carbohydrate food ingestion before and during high intensive exercise will have its ergogenic effect by acting through the central nervous system, mediated by the glucose receptors in the mouth and gastrointestinal tract.
The use of the mouth rinse trial on 1 hr trial performance was carried out by many scientists. A carbohydrate solution was given to the chosen participants and they were made to rinse with the solution in a randomized way. They have found increase in the performance.