Spitting out water looks to be a common thing among thing among athletes. If you notice players drink water from the bottle and then spit out before getting back to play. It may look a common sight, but do you know that spitting the drink after rinsing and squishing is not a water but carbohydrate solution.
Yes, you heard it right, You must have seen players like Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo spitting the solution many times. The practice is called as carb rinsing.
Now you must be wondering as to what this practice is? studies have revealed that carb rinsing helps in boosting athletic performance.
Drinking too much of water can lead to bloating, so to avoid that players wash their mouths out without swallowing if they are feeling dry. The benefit of such a practice makes the muscles work harder, without the negative effects of stomach heaviness and cramps.
However, experts warn that carb rinsing should only be practiced in case of activities that are not long duration exercises.