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Oh, the wonder of the human body! From the time you're born, your body is doing its best to achieve or maintain homeostasis. It is doing all it can to maintain posture, stay at ideal weight, and gain strength. Unfortunately, some of us are to blame for sabotaging its efforts. Other than hereditable sickness, or an unfortunate accident beyond our control, we thwart our body's efforts to be in optimal health.
While there are a myriad of ways to be healthy, I believe the gateway to maintain good posture, induce fat loss, or gain strength is through muscle. If you want to increase bone density, exercising with weights is your best bet. If you want to lose body fat, challenging your muscles is the most efficient way to go. If you want to gain strength, you have to load the muscle through resistance training. Basically, you have to exercise.
That being said, you can't make a wish and gain muscle. You definitely can't buy it in a bottle - although that would be nice!! To maintain, build, or tone the muscle on your body, you need protein. Although carbohydrates and fats are important, I'm just going over the importance of protein. Being the main building block in the body and primary component of most cells, protein is needed to repair skin, organs, muscles, hair, and fingernails. A diet grossly disproportionate in breads, cakes, pasta, and such the like, causes the pancreas to produce an over abundance of insulin, which stays in the system and puts the blood sugar in a negative balance. Too much insulin leads to sugar cravings and weight gain. Though carbohydrates may raise blood sugar, protein helps stabilize blood sugar levels. ... Continue
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