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Best fruits for bodybuilding

If you are looking at the scientific explanation why body builders shy away from fruit, it is because sugar (fructose) will only help to thicken the waist, not gain muscle.

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Fructose found in fruits cannot be used by the muscles and instead, will be stored as carbohydrates. Once 'liver glycogen' levels are saturated, everything is going to be converted into fat.

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This is the main reasoning behind avoidance of fruits altogether by body builders. The other side to the coin is that eating fruits can actually help in body building if done properly.

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How to grow avocado at home

This is the main reasoning behind avoidance of fruits altogether by body builders. The other side to the coin is that eating fruits can actually help in body building if done properly.

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How to grow avocado at home

You have to remember though that the best time to eat fruit is in the morning because this is the time when your glycogen levels are low, having fasted the entire night.

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At this time, fructose that you consume will be broken down and not converted into fat. It will be used to fill your glycogen levels up.

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Another good time to consume fruit is before working out. That means half an hour to one hour before you are due to exercise. At this time, fructose from fruits will replenish used up liver glycogen.

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How to grow avocado at home

Another good time to consume fruit is before working out. That means half an hour to one hour before you are due to exercise. At this time, fructose from fruits will replenish used up liver glycogen.

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How to grow avocado at home

Try to eat pineapples, watermelon and raspberries. In particular, cherries contain anthocyanins that are wonderful for lowering inflammation and helping in recovery.

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Apples are also ideal for body building. They are great at burning fat and can help build up muscle.

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Grapefruit is another wonder fruit that is a great supplement for those who are bodybuilding. It is also ideal for those on a diet.

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Bananas are good sources of potassium necessary for muscle contraction. They are also good sources of carbs.

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Watermelon, on the other hand, assists in improving blood circulation and absorption of nutrients since it contains citrulline. Orange is a great source of vitamin C. It is good as a pre-workout snack and is an antioxidant.

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After a workout, you can eat some fruit as well to replenish glycogen levels that were used up during body building. Peaches, cantaloupes and grapes are great for replenishing your glucose levels.

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How to grow avocado at home

After a workout, you can eat some fruit as well to replenish glycogen levels that were used up during body building. Peaches, cantaloupes and grapes are great for replenishing your glucose levels.

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How to grow avocado at home

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