Milk in Bodybuilding

Some say that fat, others say it’s too expensive and others complain of gastrointestinal disorders. But in the opinion anyone who is not lactose intolerant can have good profits supplementing the diet with milk.

Calories

Milk is an excellent source of calories, whether for times of volume or definition. Two cups of skim milk 180 calories provide fat free. Mix that with a couple tablespoons of buttermilk and now you have a fat-free (or almost) of 380 calories. A liter of milk is 440 calories, 48 ​​grams carbohydrates and 32 grams of protein.

Calcium

Calcium does more than ensure a good strong bone. Without getting too scientific, calcium plays an important role in muscle contraction and relaxation. If you do not have enough calcium is not going to have contractions at the gym.

But wait, has even more calcium. Increasing calcium intake can actually help reduce your body fat! Calcium helps the body breakdown and the construction of the fat. Just make sure to drink milk, which will give you a good amount of calcium. You should take around 1500-2500mg of calcium per day.

Vitamins

Milk is also rich in vitamins, vitamins A and D. Vitamin A helps with vision when the light around you fits. Vitamin A also acts as an antioxidant, which keeps the body healthy. Vitamin D is actually a steroid. No, tons of vitamin D will not make you grow or anything likes that, only classified as a steroid hormone. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, which will benefit the growth and strength of bones.

Carbohydrates

For some reason when people see the word “carbohydrates”, are scared and don’t eat the food because “carbohydrates are fattening”. Without carbohydrates there would be no energy to do anything. That’s why people on ketogenic diets are almost always in a bad mood. The thing to avoid is simple carbohydrates, bone which have a high GI (except post-workout). The glycemic index of milk is low, so it is considered a good source of carbohydrates.

Drinking milk before bed

Another strategy of the milk to drink it before being gone to bed, thus you have a source of protein throughout the night. It is very important for the bodybuilder, take an important source of protein before bed because your body will use it throughout the night, you’ll be (hopefully) eight hours without food or drink through to help you repair your workout

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