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Now, we're gonna talk about CARBS👇🏼
Carbohydrates play a number of important roles in your body. They are stored in your muscles for energy and they enable most of the protein you consume to be used for tissue synthesis (such as muscle building) rather than fuel.Also they are required for your body to continually produce energy during physical activity.
Carbohydrates stored in the body are known as glycogen. The majority of glycogen is stored in your liver, but some is stored in your muscle and a little is found in your blood.
Muscle glycogen is vital for physical activity because it affects both the length of time you can exercise and the intensity level of that exercise.
Carbohydrates are often overlooked when planning a muscle building diet. This is because a lot of people are not aware of the importance of carbohydrates and the role they play in muscle development. What matters is :
a)what type of carbohydrates you eat,
b)when should you eat them and
c)how much of them you eat
If you want to optimize your diet for muscle gain and fat loss it’s important to know how to integrate carbohydrates into your diet.
So heres a few rules on eating carbs to help gain muscle and minimising fat storage :
•Eat complex carbohydrates- found in whole foods like brown rice, potatoes, whole grain cereal and oatmeal.
•Eat high fiber carbohydrates- Fibre helps to build muscle by making muscle tissue absorb amino acids faster and more efficiently.
•Have carbohydrates and protein in the same meal-you minimize the chance of the carbohydrates being stored as fat. Protein is harder for the body to process, so it increases your metabolism. Also, carbohydrates help transport the nutrients from protein to the muscle cells which aids in muscle growth.
•Match your carbohydrate intake to your individual activity levels, metabolic condition, and physique or performance goals:
-If you're an athlete or a lifter trying to gain muscle and get strong, then you need carbs.
-If you're overweight or just trying to shred ,your carbohydrate intake should lean towards the lower side.