"On game day, well do egg whites and gluten-free pancakes just to get the carbs in there turkey sausage, avocado, fruit. Well do a big breakfast, so I can burn the calories all day. Once game time comes, Im already fuelled and ready to go.
Thats what the Raptors Kyle Lowry told us a while back, when we asked what he eats for breakfast. And now, ahead of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, were uncovering the secrets of this breakfast of a champion.
Gluten-free pancakes: Typically gluten-free flours (rice flour, tapioca flour and potato starch) are low in fibre and are absorbed rapidly. That beats a high-fibre carbohydrate, which increases digestion time, delaying the speed at which glycogen reaches the muscles. Also, grains that contain gluten (wheat, barley and rye) contain carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed and can cause gastrointestinal disturbances in some people not a distraction you want when youre squaring off against LeBron James.