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					Eating to build muscle is an important part of your bodybuilding program. Eating
food that helps build muscle will ensure that you are not wasting all that hard work
you are doing in the gym.

Lifting weights forces your muscles to work hard, and can also cause minor injury to
muscles. Although those injuries can heal very quickly, eating the right foods that
build muscle can really speed up the process. Food supplies fuel that the body needs,
and the right food can do wonders.

When looking into the types of food that helps build muscle, you probably
immediately think of eating a low fat diet. That is great, but probably the most
important type of foods that build muscle are foods containing high levels of protein.
Foods like meat, fish, chicken, eggs, cheese and other milk products. Nuts are also a
great protetin source.

There is an optimum amount of protein that your body needs for building muscle
effectively. Do you know your lean body mass weight? Yes? Great! Take that figure
(in kilograms) and multiply it by 2.75. You have now got your daily protein
requirement. If you do not know your lean body mass weight, you will need to apply
one of the formulas that calculate this.

Carbohydrates, in moderation, are also essential when finding foods that build muscle.
Do not eat too much, though, unless you choose high fiber carbohydrates (which are
the healthiest ones anyway), and then you can indulge in much larger amounts. Good
high fiber carbs include rice, potatoes (yes, potatoes ? just do not add butter!), oatmeal
and bananas.

Fats need to be reduced when you are consider what foods build muscle mass. Fat can
never be eliminated completely (and nor should you try to do this), but reducing fat
can have a healthy effect on your attempts to build muscle mass. Most foods that
contain protein also contains fat, so when choosing your proteins, providing you opt
for the ones that are low in fat, you will be on the right track.

When eating to build muscle, make sure you drink water. Liquid is important for
hydration, and a dehydrated body is sluggish, and can even make you sick. This is not
a recipe for obtaining the healthy, fit physique you are striving for.

Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day (even 12 glasses) is absolutely essential to
allow your body to properly digest all the good food you are eating. For those who
just cannot stomach the taste (or lack of taste) of so much water, other types of liquid
although not quite as good are still acceptable as water substitutes ? fruit juice and
even soft drinks can suffice as long as you (preferably) drink some of your liquid
intake in water form.
Foods that build muscle are one of the two essential components to having the body
of your dreams. The other component is your weight training program or other type of
bodybuilding workouts that you engage in regularly. Just because you have found
foods that build muscle does not mean you can start to slack off with your weight
training.

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