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Amino Acids Can Enhance Healthy Weight Loss Diets Through Strength Training

Posted Apr 07 2010 3:00am


Healthy weight loss diets are not just about calories and fat.  Strength training and the nutrition that goes along with it are integral parts of healthy diet plans.

During strength training, muscles are broken down and then need to be repaired.  Amino acids, which are the building blocks of your muscles, do this repair.  They can be found in protein, so giving your body protein after you work out is very important.

Leucine is just one amino acid that is found in protein.  Scientific studies show that this particular essential amino acid works to activate protein synthesis and muscle growth at the DNA level.  This process means your time at the gym is super effective.

Include protein in your healthy eating plans for the whole day and especially before and after your workouts.  Give your body the ability to build lean muscle, speed up the metabolism, and maximize healthy weight loss diets.




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