Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day. But, a new study says that skipping it before exercise can make you fitter and stronger.
Many athletes believe that they should have a high- carbohydrate meal to provide energy for a morning’s training. But the latest study appears to show the opposite is true.
Researchers in New Zealand have found that by not eating, the body is put under stress quicker — and the longer it can endure the stress the more beneficial the exercise, the ‘Daily Express’ reported.
For the study, the researchers conducted two tests in which two groups of cyclists were sent on 75-minute early morning bike rides for four weeks.
One group had a high-carbohydrate breakfast, while the other did without. The riders who set out on an empty stomach performed the better, the findings revealed.