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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

Snack on the Go!

January 23, 2010

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If you want to gain weight you have to be constantly providing your body with the ready fuel it needs to grow.  Thus the importance of snacks. We are not talking about fries, candy, sweet cakes and other unhealthy stuff … Read More

Gain Weight – The Vegetarian Way

January 20, 2010

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You might think you are at a disadvantage being a vegetarian and wanting to gain weight.  Actually you are not. Protein Although you will not have access to animal rich sources of protein you have a wide array of dairy … Read More

5 Excellent Foods to Eat to Gain Weight!

January 13, 2010

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In order to gain weight you need to combine servings of all the major food groups (carbohydrates, protein and fats) in the correct proportions. Carbohydrates should make up the majority of your diet which should amount to 50-60%.  Here is … Read More