the practice of eating high amounts of carbohydrates, sometimes after a period of low carbohydrate intake, for several days immediately before competing in an athletic event, especially a marathon, in order to store glycogen in the body, thereby providing greater reserves of energy.
carbohydrate loading n.
A dietary practice that increases carbohydrate reserves in muscle tissue through the consumption of extra quantities of high-starch foods and is often followed by some endurance athletes prior to competition.
any of a class of organic compounds that are polyhydroxy aldehydes or polyhydroxy ketones, or change to such substances on simple chemical transformations, as hydrolysis, oxidation, or reduction, and that form the supporting tissues of plants and are important food for animals and people. Contemporary Examples We measured each slice across the four categories available […]
- Carbohydrate-induced hyperlipemia
carbohydrate-induced hyperlipemia carbohydrate-induced hyperlipemia n. See type III familial hyperlipoproteinemia. See type IV familial hyperlipoproteinemia.
carbohydraturia carbohydraturia car·bo·hy·dra·tu·ri·a (kär’bō-hī’drā-tur’ē-ə, -tyur’-) n. The presence of an abnormally large concentration of carbohydrates in the urine.
carbolfuchsin carbolfuchsin car·bol·fuch·sin (kär’bôl-fyōōk’sĭn) n. A mixture of an aqueous solution of phenol and an alcoholic solution of fuchsin used as a stain in microscopy, especially to stain bacteria.