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Is carbohydrates needed for the muscles?

Alexandoy

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I remember in my grade school days, our teacher emphasized the need for eating carbohydrates food because it is the element that gives us energy. When I was working I would eat rice in the morning to give me the energy to last until the afternoon. Rice never fails me. Now this question about building muscles. What is the role of carbohydrates in the muscle build up? If I do not need the energy and all I want is to have big muscles then I guess I can do away with rice. Is that correct?
 

PhillD

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absolutely wrong.
carbohydrates are essential for muscle growth.


first of all, as you said, carbohydrates are used to give you energy.
to build anything you need energy to invest to build.


carbohydrates are needed to train, to stimulate the muscle. without training, without stimulation, you will not build anything.


the muscles are full of glycogen, carbohydrates and water.
the dehydrated cell will not be able to enlarge.
only a well hydrated cell, therefore full of glycogen and water, can swell
 

lokielovesbunny

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Technically speaking, I really don't know, but as I have seen people in GYM and in vicinity area, who follow proper diet, according to them they never miss the healthy diet and healthy means whole-well-balanced diet of everything, hence including carbohydrates in your diet chart is important too, as it provides the energy in the same light I would like say, that its way too important for muscles grown as well including protein itself, everything has its own value and need in our body, you can't ignore that.
 

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All types of nutrients are important in the body. Proteins build muscle, carbohydrates fuel the muscles with energy while vitamins enhance their performance.
 
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