Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: So. Jersey
Bikes: LeMond Reno
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Just made a HUGE batch of Sweet Potatoes w/apples for breakfast before 55m group ride
Another post had me thinking about what is "best" to eat before a hard ride.
Previously I would eat a large bowl of steel cut oats (soaked the night before) with a chopped apple AND banana, cinnamon and maple syrup. Never had a problem but am going to try something different tomorrow.
Made a huge batch of sweet potatoes (again with a couple apples, cinnamon and maple syrup that I then blended with a hand mixer) Will try 1.5 cups worth tomorrow morning, though this stuff is sooo yummy I could eat 3x that amount. Wondering if I will be able to discern the difference in digestion and if it affects my ride
Yikes: Just bumped into this site that has the "Digestion Time of Foods"
Sweet potatoes are 3hrs.
Unfortunately oatmeal is not in the list
Another link to a forum a poster claims 60min for starches like sweet potatoes and 90 min for oatmeal. (the 60 min seems more reasonable)
Last edited by FreddyBoy; 03-06-09 at 09:31 PM.