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Healthy Diet Tips That Help Build Muscles

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Quite a few diets boast healthy muscle building, but when looked into further, they only look healthy on the surface due to habits and foods required. Here are a couple of ideas on the next healthy diet you undertake in order to build healthy muscles.

Muscles require protein every day, regardless of the diet a person follows. Too much protein can have a hindering effect, especially if no exercise routine is in place. For a person who takes in 2,000 calories daily and has a half an hour of exercise, taking in 1,000 calories from a protein source is recommended from foods like chicken or turkey and tuna.

If a person does not exercise the muscles for a half an hour a day while taking in that amount of protein, the muscles could very well rebuild incorrectly or not at all. When muscles are used, they break down and then rebuild. Proteins are essential for rebuilding and fueling the growth, along with the next part of your diet: water.

We all know that water is required for life, but it is also needed for muscles to grow. A healthy adult person should drink 64 ounces of water daily to keep hydrated. If you have an exercise routine of at least a half an hour a day, taking in another 16 ounces of water is suggested. The more water that is lost due to sweating, the more that needs to be taken in so the muscles are healthy when they begin new growth.

Many diets restrict carbohydrates, and this should be avoided. The body requires carbs and sugars to create energy to function. Your carbs are burned and energy made so that the muscles can work to break down and rebuild.

The last 1,000 calories of a diet should be taken from other food groups like fruits and vegetables naturally, instead of from added sugars in soft drinks and sweets. This not only allows you to eat healthy from all food groups but allows for enough energy to be taken from the diet to help you get through a hard workout to rebuild the muscles.

Source by Zach Angelo