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    carbs / fruits n veggies?

    i am wondering how essential are these to gaining muscle?
    i know good diet is very important
    but just wondering...the most important are calories and protein. just how important are carbs n fruits / veggies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonner
    i am wondering how essential are these to gaining muscle?
    i know good diet is very important
    but just wondering...the most important are calories and protein. just how important are carbs n fruits / veggies?
    How 'important are they to muscle gains"?
    To be completely honest - Not very... You could gain muscle eating a really crappy diet as long as you are:
    1. meeting your calorie needs
    2. meeting your protein requirements
    3. training effectively (frequency, volume, load, intensity etc)
    4. Hormonally/physiologically capable*


    But how important are they to general health?
    Very.

    They are a fantastic source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, phyto-nutrients etc etc... They have been shown to decrease your risk of developing a wide variety of diseases/conditions (eg: cancers, cardiovascular disease) and have also been shown to decrease and control/help with things like blood pressure, cholesterol levels, insulin regulation etc...

    The * is then because, indirectly, this "health" effect will feed back onto your physiological and hormonal status - as when you are in good health you will create a better physiological environment for growth.
    ~


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