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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...

Fish Oils Can Inhibit Muscle Recovery

Fish contains high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids, which inhibit prostaglandin synthesis, and that`s bad for muscle growth and recovery because prostaglandins are important for building muscles. I won`t talk about prostaglandin but instead i will talk about the fish oils that can inhibit muscle recovery in immobilized persons.Researchers from the Food and Nutrition Department at Seoul National University examined the effect of fish oils on muscle recovery in rats.The rats were assigned like so: a...

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...