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Skim Milk May Be Best Muscle Builder

Posted Dec 20 2010 6:21am

CNN.com reports that a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that skim milk will help build almost twice the amount of muscle as soy beverages post-workout.  Whey and soy proteins are quickly digested and temporarily increase amino acid levels in the blood.  But, milk proteins, such as casein, provide a gradual and slower increase of amino acids.  The “slower” proteins keep muscles from breaking down. read more on Health Food

The study of men who drink milk rather than a soy beverage had a much larger “muscle uptake” of amino acids.  The results of the study suggested that “gains in muscle mass would be twice as great with milk as with soy.” read more on Health Food

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