Fitness Myths Debunked #6 of 15
MYTH: More protein means more muscle.
TRUTH: Protein is important to help build muscle, but more is not always better.
I’m sure you’ve heard protein is needed to build muscle, but how much, when and what kind? All these questions are great questions, however the answers are not consistent for everyone.
Protein needs vary person to person based on age, physique, training program, goals and more.
Research shows that eating about 20 – 30 grams of protein during exercise or the recovery period encourages muscle building. However, higher doses (greater than 40g of protein at a time) doesn’t help build more muscles.
Thinking about adding more protein to your diet? Another key point is the protein source – high-quality proteins, like eggs, milk and beef, are more easily digested by the body and contain all the essential amino acids needed to build muscle.
Bottom Line: When trying to build muscle, think quality, quantity and timing – not more is better!
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