Honey postwork out

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by scrappy, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. scrappy

    scrappy Guest

    Checked the stickies, my question for postwork out shake would two scoops protein and four table spoons (or so) of honey, mix and enjoy. Does this sound good to everyone. Have been doing this for about two weeks and I like it alot. My recover is better and I am more alert in the mornings. Does anyone else do this?
     
  2. erco

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    No.

    Honey is fructose. Fructose has little insulin reaction. Fructose is great for replenishing liver glycogen, but mediocre at replenishing skeletal muscle glycogen. You'd be better served even using table sugar.
     
  3. Tre5sev

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    What is the purpose of the honey?
     
  4. Glen Sonnabend

    Glen Sonnabend Amateur Fighter

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    To find an excuse to slam down four tablespoons of insulin-spiking junk food, apparently.
     
  5. Tre5sev

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    LOL! Fair 'nuff
     
  6. Graver

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    What about brown sugar?
     
  7. erco

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    Seriously...just get some bulk dextrose/maltodextrin. It's cheap, as cheap as table sugar, and is pretty much top of the line.
     
  8. MikeMartial

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    Brown sugar = white sugar + molasses

    or:

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    The first is no good, the second option is very good.
     
  9. JinKazama

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    when i was little i would mix honey and milk and drink it as a fun little snack

    totally off topic i know

    but yea, dont use honey in your shakes
     
  10. ChingChang

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    honey has glucose too...


    if you like the taste, it's fine to add to your shake. Just try to get another carb source to help replenish muscle glycogen.
     
  11. XTrainer

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    Not ideal for replenishing glycogen, but there are other, art least supposed, benefits to eating honey (local honey for allergies, for example), and if you're going to eat it, it better be PWO.
     
  12. Snar

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    I thought liver glycogen needed to be replenished before muscle glycogen could be?
     
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    i have no source but i read that honey is an estrogen blocker, anyone else heard this?
     
  14. ozzie

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    There seems to be plenty of info on google, I found this:

    http://www.aphrodisiology.com/honey
    In addition to Boron, honey is a relatively rich source of a chemical called chrysin. Chrysin acts in the same way as Boron, blocking the conversion of testosterone into estrogen. In a 21 day study on people in Italy, it was found that eating honey did reduce the conversion of testosterone into estrogen. Unfortunately, at day 21, testosterone levels were not any higher ... so chrysin-rich honey can't be called a super testosterone booster. But there may have been a short term boost before the body established equilibrium (the scientists didn't measure that), and it is also probable that maintaing testosterone while lowering estrogen slightly might improve some peoples sexual chemistry.
     
  15. MikeMartial

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    Yes, but the chances of having your liver glycogen depleted and not muscle are zero.
     
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    go with something a little lower on the glycemic index like bananas
     
  17. XTrainer

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    ^That's an extremely questionable thing to say.
     
  18. Snar

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    I guess what I was getting at was that since both needed to be replenished, honey is not such a bad addition to pwo nutrition along with malto, dextros or wms. The idea being that the fructose will hold up at the liver allowing the rest of the sacchs to to work on the muscles.
     
  19. Monger

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    Unless you've just run a marathon or some other long term endurance event, you probably don't need liver glycogen replenished at all.
     
  20. Vedic

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    Why? Studies prove his side, as much or more so than the high GI club.
     

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