Why Carbs are Essential

Importance of Carbohydrates

Everyone knows how important it is to eat enough protein if you want to build bigger muscles. After all, protein is the only macronutrient that will rebuild damaged muscle tissue from exercise and weight training. Carbohydrates, however, have gotten somewhat of a bad rap over the years. Even many bodybuilders and athletes don’t pay as much attention to carbohydrates as protein. This is actually a big mistake for those seeking to maximize lean muscle and performance. Carbs are the main fuel used by the muscles during a weight-training workout. Glycogen (carbs stored in the muscle cells) provides energy for workouts and allows you to lift those heavy weights in the gym day after day, which translates into bigger and stronger muscles. Without enough carbs, you’ll run out of gas before you can do justice to a good muscle-building workout.

So when is the single most important time to consume carbs? AFTER training. Since your body uses glycogen for energy during an anaerobic weight training workout, your glycogen stores will be depleted after hitting the weights. If you do not replace those burned carbs immediately after your training session, you’re missing out on a great opportunity to increase your muscle growth and enhance muscle recovery and recuperation.

Herbalife product from the 24 Hour line, *Formula 1 sport is a great recovery drink for aerobic workouts such as lifting weights. *Formula 1 Sport establishes a solid nutritional foundation that supports quality athletic performance. Taken any time during the day, this nutritious meal is specifically formulated for athlete’s daily dietary needs.

Here are the key benefits of *Formula 1 sport:

  • 9 g of milk protein, which supports lean muscle mass.
  • 13 g carbohydrate blend per serving provides which immediate and sustained energy.
  • 20 vitamins and minerals
  • L -Glutamine which supports muscle growth and immune function.
  • Antioxidant support.

Don’t neglect your nutrition, for great performance great nutrition is needed!

Keeping you healthy,

Nutritionist Ana Pamela Baron

*These statements have not been evaluated by the food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.