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For decades we’ve been told that when it comes to exercise, we need carbohydrates to perform at our best. Thousands of runners, cyclists and other sports enthusiasts have adhered strictly to the carbo-loading protocol and wouldn’t dare question this way of fuelling up. But studies have proven that ketosis (burning fat for fuel rather than glucose) can be helpful for those doing ultra-endurance events or just low-intensity exercise aimed at maintaining general overall health.

So why did we think carbs were the way to go in the first place?

In the late 1970s, a theory in physiology emerged that muscle glycogen (the carbs in our muscles) is the only factor that determines athletic performance. In

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