Tubers

Tubers aren’t considered strictly paleo, but often people who are extremely active or consider themselves athletes may include them in their diet. Tubers are beneficial to athletes because they have a high Glycemic Index (GI) number, meaning they have a high amount of starch that is converted to sugar once consumed. People who are athletes or very active may choose to consume tubers, which are a complex carbohydrate, after workouts in order to refuel the stores of glycogen and carbohydrates that have been lost. For athletes, an additional 60-100 grams of carbohydrates, per hour of strenuous activity is often necessary to provide the body with the proper nutrition.

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