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Nutrition for better brain development?

Nutrition for better brain development?

DHA & EPA: If you mean better brain development in a baby, you need plenty of dha (an essential fatty acid that's a component of fish oil, along with epa). It's also needed for healthy brain maintenance in adults. Your body can make dha from flax and blue-green algae, but not very efficiently. Calamarine supplements (from tiny squid) are another option. Epa is important also, especially vs. Inflammation. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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Can the quality of whey protein impact building muscles?

Can the quality of whey protein impact building muscles?

QualityFoodAlwaysBut: Avoid marketed/processed stuff hyped, sold for delusions & exempted by dshea act 1994 havingtocheck/prove/state either benefits or harms to customers who choose to purchase. Eat real food, saturated fats & protein foods (meat, eggs, cheese, avocados, only complex/low-carb veggies) & exercise for ?muscle. Study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, dietdoctor, my answers here. ...Read more

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Body strength and fitness food sources?

Body strength and fitness food sources?

Mixed diet: Have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; curtail intake of saturated fats; no tobacco; no more than one drink a day; and exercise at least 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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Sport's Nutrition: what's the best macro ratio? carbs?protein?fat? for the purpose of building or maintain muscle mass (adding resistance training).

Sport's Nutrition: what's the best macro ratio? carbs?protein?fat? for the purpose of building or maintain muscle mass (adding resistance training).

I think it depends: My brief research into this suggests it is debatable & depends somewhat on your goals: bodybuilding vs. fat loss vs. maintenance. More carbs are needed for body building, and many fewer for fat loss. 40-60% carbs are recommended for body building, with 25-35% protein and 15-25% fat. You might target somewhere in the middle: 50% carbs, 30% protein, 20% fat. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will the consumption of carbohydrates post workout inhibit growth hormone and thus decreasing muscle biuilding potential?

Will the consumption of carbohydrates post workout inhibit growth hormone and thus decreasing muscle biuilding potential?

No: Recent studies suggest that chocolate milk can serve as an ideal post-workout drink in terms of a nice combination of carbs & protein. Intense exercise is required to produce growth hormone but deep sleep is necessary to allow for its release. If you're curious, check your igf-1 level. Don't bother checking growth hormone level since it will be negligible unless you're doing a stimulation test. ...Read more

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Does gainers (proteins) which body builders eat to gain weight close growth plates at 16?

Does gainers (proteins) which body builders eat to gain weight close growth plates at 16?

No. Not from protein: Extra protein will not make your growth plates close early. They will add weight and not necessarily muscle. ...Read more

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Teen nutrition and exercise motivators?

Teen nutrition and exercise motivators?

Other teens: Forgive my frankness. You're right to want the best for them. If you're a parent, nagging your teen about food choices and fitness will be ignored and resented. A parent may have some good impact if they life a fitness-focused lifestyle themselves. Otherwise, favorable peer pressure is what gets teens to eat wisely & exercise; of the two, exercise is far more important for health. ...Read more

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Body building and muscle development, how does this work?

Body building and muscle development, how does this work?

For starters: Both resistance from weights / machines and calisthenics are the key. For mass, three sets of ten reps, maximum weight / resistance that you can do. Work each group of muscles in this way 3x/week. Eat 1 gm of lean protein daily per pound you weigh while bulking up. Learn to eat only to satisfy hunger. Go to a gym, show you are working hard, others will come to guide you. Make friends. ...Read more

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Which weight loss and muscle building supplements work best?

Which weight loss and muscle building supplements work best?

Eat naturally: Supplements are more of gimmicks. You can get good nutrious elements from our diet provided they are healthful. Reduce your fat intake by cutting on full fat dairy and red meats. You can get good amounts of proteins from eggs, soy products(like toffu), fish, low fat milk and nonfat yogurt. Eat ample amounts of nuts and seeds as a source of proteins and good fats. ...Read more

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Teen nutrition and exercise app anyone?

Teen nutrition and exercise app anyone?

See below: I am not an expert on exercise, nutrition, or apps. In looking up news stories on reportedly good nutrition and exercise apps, here is a link to an example of what may exist. See if it helps you. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/fitness-weight-loss-nutrition-apps_n_1371705.html#s803229&title=striiv. ...Read more

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Resuming exercise program: does muscle growth trigger angiogenesis?

Resuming exercise program: does muscle growth trigger angiogenesis?

It's complicated : Exercise can improve vascularity but it does not create the growth of new blood vessels. Angiogenesis is triggered by injury and cancer as well as during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does brain needs (for example oxygen amount, vital nutrients. ...)?

What does brain needs (for example oxygen amount, vital nutrients. ...)?

All nutrients.: Your brain cells need whatever your other cells in your body need, only more often. One nutrient needed most is glucose, which is vital to correct brain function. That's why hypoglycemia is so very dangerous to the brain, as a drop in glucose can mean death of brain cells. Oxygen is also very important, and a lack of oxygen to the brain can cause massive brain cell death or a stroke. ...Read more

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Help! Is 3 sets of 1-5 reps good for building strength?

Help! Is 3 sets of 1-5 reps good for building strength?

Building strength: It is a great idea to do resistance exercise. Get a physical exam before you start a program. One thing I would suggest is to use a weight you can manage and start slowly and increase gradually to avoid injury. To build strength, I recommend using a pyramid, a weight you can do 10 reps, then more for 6, 3, and 1 rep. Inbox consult me if you want to learn more. You will build strength if you try. ...Read more

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Amino acid 2222 dosage per day for body building n muscles gaining?

Amino acid 2222 dosage per day for body building n muscles gaining?

Amino acid 2222: Building muscle depends on many factors - you're training regimen, the type of exercises you're doing, frequency, amount of protein you're getting from other sources... And probably most importantly, your genetics. And other docs can chime in, but i think the jury is still out if high dose Amino Acid supplementation really does anything to boost muscle mass or performance. ...Read more

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Can all whey protein isolates have amino acids in their nutrition sheet?

Can all whey protein isolates have amino acids in their nutrition sheet?

Whey Protein: All protein is made up of Amino Acids in various combinations. Whey protein isolate is the most pure form (contains 90% or more protein) and it has little to no fat, lactose or cholesterol. Whey protein concentrate has anywhere between 29 - 89% protein. 60% of whey protein is essential amino acids. See this website for aas: http://www.Nutrabio.Com/products/whey_protein_isolate.Htm#.Uaorezx0syg. ...Read more

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Could bodybuilding supplements(protien/carb powders) slow body cleansing process?

Could bodybuilding supplements(protien/carb powders) slow body cleansing process?

No: Your body keeps itself clean, and exercising helps. Protein powders offer no advantage over quality lean dietary protein except perhaps price; carb powders are probably not doing you any good. Creatine's a helpful supplement for bulk; beyond this, I'd advise you not to invest much money or enthusiasm in any bodybuilding supplements. ...Read more

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