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Fitness Myth

The kind of food you eat makes slightest difference in your performance levels.

health and fitness Updated: May 16, 2003 23:51 IST
PTI

Avoid certain foods before activity

Extensive tests at the University of California (LA)’s Human Performance Laboratory has yet to prove that the kind of food you eat makes the slightest difference in your performance levels. The literature on this subject has been combed.

Every food on the forbidden list was offered free to campus athletes. Heavy foods, gas-producing foods, and spicy foods - they were given all. Neither on the playing field nor in the laboratory could players or researchers discern any difference. Nor did any of the players become sick from the forbidden foods.

First Published: May 16, 2003 23:48 IST