If you are working on building up your muscles, you probably already know that working out, on its own, isn't enough. Diet is also important. Body builders try to keep their body fat lower than what is considered normal—between 3 and 8% for men and around 10% for women—so that their muscles show through and are not hidden by a layer of fat. Eating like a body builder will help you build muscle and lose excess weight if you combine this diet with the right exercise regimen. The basic idea is to eat a diet high in protein and fiber , and low in carbohydrates and fat. This diet also involves eating a lot more often.
While whey protein may afford more benefits during the course of the day, casein protein is the better choice later in the evening and at night. This due to the fact that casein, a milk protein, curdles in the stomach as it unites with various enzymes. It generally takes 3 to 4 hours before amino acids hit your blood stream to start the repair of muscle tissue. In fact in a recent study conducted by researchers in France at the University of Clermont Auvergne comparing whey to casein protein, subjects were given 30 grams of either whey or casein . After 7 hours researchers found that with casein there was a marked decrease in protein synthesis by 31%. However, there was 27% less oxidation (degradation) of casein protein vs. whey resulting in a more sustained period of nitrogen retention. The final and most critical aspect of these numbers was a 34% decrease in muscle protein breakdown. Bottom line here, this study and countless others confirm why casein should be your protein of choice before bedtime. It helps to create and up-regulate the body’s innate post sleep anti-catabolic environment by enhancing your muscle tissues ability to neutralize the mixture of catabolic chemicals building up a head of steam toward muscle destruction, as you approach the REM stage of sleep. As a point of reference REM stands for rapid eye movement. This stage of sleep is characterized by rapid twitching of the eyes and low-voltage brain wave activity. What is important here is the fact that it is during this time most of the body’s repair cycles occur.
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