Nutrient Timing

Posted: June 3, 2008 in exercise, Nutrition Tidbits
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Everyone knows that eating right is important, but what to eat and when can be difficult and confusing. One of the areas getting a lot of attention recently is the topic of nutrient timing. When to eat what, to get the maximum benefit. Taking in the proper nutrients before, during and after exercise is critical to improving recovery and achieving goals. A 4: 1 carb to protein ratio is recommended for post exercise supplementation. That means for every 4 grams of carbohydrates you should have 1 gram of protein. Generally speaking, consume 40-50g high glycemic carbohydrate with 13-15g of whey protein post exercise. This should be consumed with in 2 hours after you stop exercising to maximize recovery. Your muscles are more sensitive to insulin, which transports nutrients to the muscles, during this time. This 2 hour time frame seems to be very sensitive, so get your nutrients in quickly.

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  1. jonathan says:

    carbohydrates are use for energy.. πŸ˜‰ proteins for building muscles.. πŸ˜‰
    that 2 is a must if you have a daily fitness routine..

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