Instead, stick to complex carbohydrates, such as whole grain breads and cereals and starchy vegetables, if you can for longer term release of energy.
East Longmeadow, MA (PRWEB) September 24, 2008
According to a recent survey for the CharcoCaps brand of anti-gas products, eight percent of adults feel that the worst public situation for passing gas is while exercising. So if you are taking part in a marathon or one of the many walks for a cause or even if you are just running around the neighborhood, It is no fun if you feel like a blimp. In fact, the stomach pains and bloating is often a result of the foods eaten prior to the run, suggests Patricia Raymond, M.D., gastroenterologist and assistant professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School.
"If you want to feel sleek, aerodynamic and less bloated as your feet pound the pavement, do a test drive of the foods you are planning to eat and see how it affects your gut," suggests Dr. Raymond. "Many sports supplements are high in sugar, which can travel down stream and cause intestinal gas."
Other common pre-run foods include bananas, grain products, such as bagels and cereal, as well as energy bars, drinks or energy gel. "While these carb-filled foods are great for fast energy, they can produce a lot of gas, which can be very painful," adds Dr. Raymond. "Instead, stick to complex carbohydrates, such as whole grain breads and cereals and starchy vegetables, if you can for longer term release of energy."
If you are concerned you might have eaten too many gas-producing foods, Dr. Raymond recommends you take a CharcoCaps capsule before tying on those running shoes and eating that carb laden pre-exercise spread, to adsorb the gas and offer fast relief of gas discomfort, pressure and bloating.