Been reading on various articles about how these 2 sugars create a insulin high perfect for your body to absorb whey protein after a workout.
Do you think there is a need for this in your PWO shake? and does it make that much a difference
Also what about taking other sources of high GI foods instead e.g. raisins at 64 or dates at 103, which is on par with maltodextrin[/quote]
the simplicity of thinking that raisans and dates (both at a relatively high GI) are a good source of high GI Carbs after workouts is misunderstood by many people. Raisans and dates, both fruits, contain fructose. Fructose doesnt get stored in the muscles, only glucose. Now dont get me wrong, fruits mainly have fructose, but they also contain small amounts of glucose. All good until you learn that the fructose has to get processed by the liver. So your muscles will be starving impatiently for something to fuel themselves while they are waiting on the liver. That is why fruits are not good for postworkout, ie bc they have to get processed through the liver first.