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Interested in losing weight while maintaining lean muscle mass?

By sports nutritionist Nilo Ghajar-Williams According to research, high protein diets with moderate carbohydrate intakes along with exercise have shown to enhance fat loss while promoting muscle retention. Excellent sources of protein include lean meats, poultry, fish, yogurt, eggs, fermented soy (i.e. tempeh), nuts, and seeds. Consume low glycemic carbohydrates high in fiber in order to prevent […]

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6 Muscle Building and Recovery Foods

Research has shown that athletes have greater protein requirements than the general population to meet muscle growth and recovery needs. High quality protein sources rich in essential amino acids are especially emphasized as they cannot be produced by the body. The branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) leucine, isoleucine, and valine are essential amino acids that demonstrate […]

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How much protein should be consumed after strength exercise to promote muscle building?

By sports nutritionist Nilo Ghajar-Williams To maximally stimulate muscle building, research has shown that 20-25 g of high quality protein consisting of approximately 8-10 g of essential amino acids should be consumed after resistance exercise. Examples of high quality protein sources include lean beef, chicken, turkey, fish, whey protein, yogurt, kefir, fermented soy (i.e. tempeh), and eggs. […]

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5 Fabulous Whole Grains You Need to Know

It’s time to re-connect with whole grains! Grains have had a bad rap since the dawn of the Atkins Diet in the 90’s and the recent Wheat Belly craze. Of course, not all grains are created equally! Whole grains (which contain the bran, the germ and the endosperm) can improve your health in a myriad […]

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