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The Lowdown On Fats! Is it all bad?

October 25, 2011

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You have probably heard a lot of bad things about fats; what you have been told might not be entirely correct.  Fats can be classified into good and bad.  Of course, the more good fats you have in your diet … Read More

How a Deficiency of Potassium Could Be Harming you!

October 13, 2011

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Potassium is a macronutrient that is very important to build muscle.  Potassium helps to balance the electrolyte content of the body.  It is responsible for muscle contractions, helps in digestion, and serves to hold onto calcium.  After an intense workout, … Read More

Does Carbohydrates make you fat?

September 30, 2011

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Carbohydrates provide the body with energy to complete everyday activities.  The majority of your diet should be obtained from carbohydrates.  In recent years, carbohydrates have been given a bad reputation by claims it contributes to obesity and other health related … Read More

Bananas to Build Muscle!

September 22, 2011

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Bananas are one of the most effective foods to build muscle.  It is a nutrient dense tropical fruit popular all around the world.  Bananas release energy quickly and gradually making it an excellent pre and post workout snack (Tips Read More

Tips on Post Workout Nutrition!

September 7, 2011

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The type of food that you choose to eat after the gym can help or hurt your effort to build muscle.  This is probably the most critical stage in maximizing muscle growth, as it is the time when your muscles … Read More

How much protein is too much?

June 30, 2011

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We are constantly told about the importance of protein in building muscle.  Protein helps to rebuild muscle that has been broken down during weight training; when rebuilt, the muscle is much stronger and bigger than it was before. Despite the … Read More

Low Fat Chocolate Milk is the best post workout recovery drink!

June 26, 2011

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Drinking low fat chocolate milk after a vigorous workout results in increased performance, more muscle and less fat storage.  Another amazing benefit of low fat chocolate milk is that it increases your ability to use oxygen when compared to other … Read More

Apple peel might help to build muscle!

June 11, 2011

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According to researchers at the University of Iowa, eating apple peel might help to build muscle.  Ursolic acid, the chemical found in apple peel was discovered to promote muscle growth and prevent muscle atrophy. According to Christopher Adams M.D., Ph.D., … Read More

Build Muscle with Whole Foods!

April 24, 2011

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Whole foods are obtained directly from plants and animals as opposed to processed foods, which are stripped of their natural nutrients and have artificial ingredients added.  Whole foods are profuse with micronutrient vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals.  Processed foods have … Read More

Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Muscle Growth

January 5, 2011

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The importance of protein is often stressed in the muscle building process.  However,  fats are also important to build muscle.  The body needs fat to function.  There are two types of fats: saturated fats and unsaturated fats.  Omega 3 fatty … Read More