The Science Behind Genki Bar®

Genki Bar® exhibits the characteristics of a low glycemic index carbohydrate.

Lentils are one of the best sources of a low glycemic index carbohydrate. Consumption of a low glycemic index carbohydrate before exercise will release glucose slower and at a more sustained rate, provide a metabolic advantage and is healthier. On the other hand, consuming a meal with a high glycemic index before exercise causes a sharp increase in glucose, which may lead to an early depletion of muscle glycogen (the stored form of glucose). This sharp increase in blood glucose after a high GI meal also causes the body to release insulin. The high levels of insulin impair fat oxidation (the process of burning fat as fuel), which causes the body to rely even more on the glycogen stores. This can result in an early onset of fatigue and the depletion of glycogen stores, in other words "the crash".


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We're back from the race in Minneapolis with decent results. There were 915 finishers in the 33k skate event, 184 of them women. The team all had a Genki Bar before the race, and most of us one after as well. LOVE it, tastes great, great for racing, provides sustained energy for our long races!

- Prairie Storm Cross-Country Ski Team
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