Excess protein will not necessarily make you more muscular

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8914895-carne-jugosa-cruda-en-mesa-de-maderaA widespread myth that is not so

It is known that to build muscle mass you need to eat protein, but this advice is taken to extremes can not produce the desired results.

Always include great items from our known Luis “Sentinel” Gimenez, author of “What the science says slimming” blogger and interested in everything related to nutrition. Now, he highlights a study conducted in the United States for the Nova University in Florida.

No need to eat as much protein

The belief that the more protein, more muscle will create ejercitándote causes many to consume large amounts of protein and incorporate protein supplements. However, it is not really the requirements of this nutrient in athletes or people with high performance training and only slightly higher than average, because after a certain amount of protein, the body can generate more muscle mass. A physically active person needs between 1.4 to 2.0 grams per kilo body of protein daily.

Thirty people with an average of 24.1 years, an average height of 1.71 meters and 73.3 kilos of weight participated in this study, which lasted eight weeks.

Half of this group continued with their eating habits during the course of the study, ingesting 1.8 grams of protein per kilo body, while the other protein consumption increased, reaching 4.4 grams of protein per kilo per day, plus all followed the same eating habits, such as consumption of fats and carbohydrates.

Passing the time determined by professional results are relieved, there were no differences between groups in body composition. Consuming large amounts of proteins (here 4 to 5 times more than recommended) does not affect body composition of persons with physical training.

Sentinel reflects a super muscular body can be achieved by following a healthy diet, where increased protein is not as important as it is believed, though necessary, but increase their number does not mean they will create more muscle. It is indispensable to intensive physical activity and lifestyle and power chord.

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