Q. I have heard I should eat protein after I exercise. Why is this, and how soon after exercising do I need to eat?

A. Roger A. Fielding, PhD, director of the HNRCA’s Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia laboratory, answers: “After exercise, protein synthesis causes our muscles to increase in size and strength. Dietary protein supports muscle growth. We have known for a long time that muscles are more sensitive to dietary protein after exercise. Rates of muscle protein […]
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