Over the last few months ive basically cut all types of bread out of my diet, in favour of sweet potatoes, oatmeal etc. as i heard bread causes water retention?
Is this true? and are there any other hidden foods that cause water retention? cottage cheese? :S
06-26-2008, 11:55 PM #1
Why does bread cause water retention?
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Carbohydrates from whole grain or sugar would have the same effect, both cause this water retention because both contribute to glycogen store replenishment.
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06-27-2008, 02:49 AM #9
water retention and carbs as it was explained to me.
First of all to the guy that posted this, you avatar picture looks great. Moving on though, the water retention was explained to me this way. When we eat anything, oats, potatoes bannanas, pizza, anything with carbs. The digestion process starts and as the food is broken down these carbs (or sugars if you will) enter our blood stream. Causing a rise in blood sugar, when blood sugar goes up the body responds by releasing insulin to facilitate the transport of these sugars into the cells to replenish the glycogen stores. However, in order to get into your tissues and replenish glycogen these sugars need a carrier. water! That's right, water! Your body uses water as a vehicle to shuttle the carbohydrates into the cells to replenish your glycogen stores. Basically every carbohydrate molecule that crosses your cell membranes needs to take a few water molecules with it or else it couldn't cross the cross the membrane. There's no way around this really, it's just how our bodies chemistry works. You could dehydrate yourself after carbing up I would imagine; but this water retention mechanism is also what gives your muscles that nice full look when you've been eating good. Any how, I can't remember the exact mechanism but that is basically how it works I found this explanation in "Serious Strength Training" by Tudor O. Bompa. Hope it helped
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p.s. the body strives to break all carbohydrates down into glucose. Complex carbs have to be more fully digested before being broken down into glucose. The reason controlling blood sugar is important is because if the body has more sugar circulating in the blood than it's tissues can absorb and use, these excess sugars are metabolized by the liver and stored as fatty tissue. Simple sugars like sucrose and dextrose easily overwhelm the bodies insulin response, leading to fat storage. Complex carbs are broken down into glucose at a slower and steady rate which the body is better able to use. Thanks, any comments would be welcome.
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Every food has water in it, yes. But the real source of the water retention is fluid intake that occurs with diet. For example, the body won't put on a pound from simply eating 100 grams of dry oatmeal and nothing else. But if a person eats 100 grams of oatmeal and drinks a half liter of water it's guaranteed that the body will hold a significant amount of that ingested water. Hoping this makes sense.
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Are we talking about glycogen retetion here or water retention underneath the skin? Everybody is different when it comes to water retention underneath the skin. It could be caused from things like carb sensitivity, or allergies. Bread isn't any worse when it comes to water retention than any other carb. It just depends on how your body handles it.Ingredients for Growth:
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