Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Building Strong Muscles

You already know that the most important food component the body uses to fuel a workout is carbohydrates. Carbohydrates also help your body use fat efficiently and support the function of the brain and nervous system.About 55 percent to 65 percent of your calories should come from carbohydrates. People who exercise more than one hour every day should be at the upper end of the scale, people who exercise moderately should aim for 55 percent to 65 percent. The easiest way to measure this is to count carbohydrate grams, being sure to take in between 1.8 and 2.7 grams of carbohydrate per pound of body weight per day.

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