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Old 09-17-18, 02:16 PM
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Beer for carb loading

I just saw a YouTube video about a town in northern Mexico where almost everyone in the town could run 100 miles.

The research showed that the runners were running bare footed and that they were drinking a beer made from corn. The beer supposedly supplied all the energy needed for this great effort.

look into and try this at your own risk. Obey all laws.
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Old 09-17-18, 02:36 PM
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Infomercial? Could corn be the next superfood? Did the ancient Olmecs have secret knowledge about the plant that scientists are just now discovering?

I doubt it, but that won't stop people from trying to sell it as such.
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Guess they were just Born to Run.
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Begin my 100+ mile rides having 1 water bottle with sliced lemon added that I eat after water is gone and 1 water bottle with O'Doul's NA beer.
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I am sure they are eating other high carb foods besides just drinking beer. It's also genetics, these people have been desert runners for hundreds of generations.
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Yep. just like people from northern climates cross country skied for hundreds of generations. I think when people engage in the same activity for generation after generation after generation, adaptions are definitely made that get passed on to succeeding generations.
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Yes, you should read "Born to Run" by Chris McDougall...he has another one, equally as good and with some historical perspectives called "Natural Born Heroes".

I know a guy who for years has claimed beer is negative calories...he's ~70yo now and still doing Ironmans.
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