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Why is it better for you to chew slowly

When your mother told you to chew up your food she did it for a reason and that reason of chewing is not only that it helps to break down the food mechanically, but also helps to release more digestive system enzymes to carry the process further. If you don't chew your food enough, it may result in incomplete digestion. An incomplete digestion resulted from not chewing means that there are less nutrients like amino acids, getting to your muscles, and this could limit your muscle growth. In an...

A Big Breakfast for Big Muscle Gains

Breakfast is your post workout meal but also probably the most important meal of the day to promote muscle growth. After hours of fasting your body is primed to absorb and utilise far more nutrients than it is able to at other times from the meals in that day. Blood glucose levels are low, muscle glycogen and amino acid stores are low and your body will be in a state of dehydration, you are like a zombie. When you eat that breakfast, your body will release a hugely anabolic hormone called in...

Enzymes

Enzymes are specialized protein molecules facilitating most of the body's metabolic processes - such as, supplying energy, digesting foods, purifying your blood, ridding the body of waste products.Enzymes are vital to our health and change the rate at which chemical reactions happen, but without any external energy source added or by being changed themselves.Without enzymes in your body, you could have the best nutritional plan around, and supplement your diet with a lot of vitamin supplements,...

Amino acids

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and unlike the two other basic nutrients – sugar and fatty acids, amino acids contain nitrogen – about 16%.Amino acids are used in most body processes from regulating the way the body works to how the brain functions - They activate and utilize vitamins and other nutrients.Proteins are chains of amino acids linked together, bound together with peptide bonds and there are about 29 amino acids commonly referred to in human health. The liver manufac...