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How to Eat to Improve Your Workout (Page 3)

Pump Up Your Muscles with Protein

Pump Up Your Muscles with Protein

Consuming about 20 grams of protein post-workout may increase muscle building regardless of age, suggests a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. (Previous research has shown that age may impair the body’s ability to digest and absorb protein.) Two eggs and a glass of milk (20 grams protein) or a Salmon Salad Sandwich (22 grams) hits this protein sweet spot.

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