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Sweet Potato AND Coconut juice PWO ? Is it okay >

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 07, 2012 at 4:36 AM

I just got done with a 40 min HIIT session. Right after my workout I had about 250ml of fresh coconut juice. Then for the PWO meal I am having a sweet potato and 3 chicken legs. I am wondering if it's okay to have 2 sources of glucose post workout ?

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I like Goya's Coconut Water. Sadly it has gums added, but it's around 7g sugar per cup (i.e. no added sugar). I don't have it often enough to worry about the sugar -- but 7g of natural occurring sugar should fit into most paleo lifestyles.

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1bbcd2122d9c75b07440f22ef57d6448

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on March 07, 2012
at 08:13 AM

If you're not aiming for VLC, it's not a huge problem. Coconut juice is great pwo because it contains natural electrolytes, and the sweet potato is one of the better high-carb foods out there. I wouldn't do this every day, but it's not bad in and of itself.

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on March 07, 2012
at 12:11 PM

I though tmost coconut juices were high in sugar. Check the ingredients. Pwo carbs should come from the sweet potato. The coconut juice if no sugar will be pretty much all fat. Which is ok. Just a little heavy post workout

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on March 07, 2012
at 02:57 PM

I like Goya's Coconut Water. Sadly it has gums added, but it's around 7g sugar per cup (i.e. no added sugar). I don't have it often enough to worry about the sugar -- but 7g of natural occurring sugar should fit into most paleo lifestyles.

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on March 07, 2012
at 08:24 AM

Not a problem per se, but it really depends on your goals and your current body composition. If you're obese/overweight and trying to lose weight, I'd stick to just one (or none at all) and keep yourself lower carb to nudge your body towards burning body fat. However, if you're average weight/at goal/or an athlete (by my definition an athlete is just someone who works out a lot), then your body would actually benefit from both sources to refuel the depleted glycogen in preparation for your next workout.

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