Sucrose is just 2 glucose molecules bonded together, right? All the carbs we eat eventually get converted to glucose, right? So if I need extra carbs in my diet, couldn't I just put sugar on everything? Or, since it seems that it would be absorbed pretty fast, what if I just ate a ton of sugar right before my workout? Any problems with this? It would be cheaper than carb powder. Your thoughts?
Thank you, Goldberg. Is fructose important for bodybuilding?
Fructose cann't be stored as muscle glycogen, only can be stored in liver or converted to fat. A little fructose isn't going to hurt but it's not a source of carbs to replace muscle glycogen.