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A diet chronically lacking in fibrous carbohydrates (cellulose,
hemicellulose, and the pectins) is related to an increased
occurrence of diseases such as certain cancers, heart disease, and
diabetes. The digestible cabs, of course, the in - and - out
rechargeable fuel that the largest organ system in our body -
skeletal muscle - utilizes on a primary basis.
Maximizing Carb Calories
To be a great bodybuilder, you must pay attention to the types and
amounts of foods consumed. Simply counting fat grams and
considering carbs to be a safe food works for only 1 or 2 percent
of bodybuilders. The rest of us have learned the hard way that
nutrition is about balance. The following guidelines can help you
to maximize the benefits from carbs.
Nutrient Structured and Timed Meals
Most adults demonstrate increased storage of ingested carbs in the
form of muscle glycogen when the carbs consumed four to six hours
after waking. As the day progresses, the ability or tendency to
store those carbs decreases. For most, a general rule is to consume
more carbs early in the day with a shift to increased protein as
the day progresses.
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