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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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Soy or Whey Protein?

The Effects of Soy and Whey Protein Supplementation on Acute Hormonal Responses to Resistance Exercise in Men

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