Athletes Need to Read Labels
Athletes Need to Read Labels
by Morris Mendez†
Labels provide a tremendous amount of important information. Most foods are now labeled, even those that are not in a package (the label is usually listed by the price in the store). The food label lists the amount of each ingredient in descending order. If a food is mostly water, it will list water as the first ingredient. Food labels also list the type of protein used. If you are considering buying protein powder for a protein drink, check the label to find out if the protein is what you want. Some manufacturers use the cheaper (and much lesser quality) soy protein instead of a milk, egg, or meat protein.
The highest amount of ingredients in a food item is listed first, the least amount is listed last. The determining factor is volume, the amount of a specific ingredient compared to the overall total. Another important part of the label is the amount of protein, carbohydrate, and fat grams. These nutrients are also listed on the label, along with the vitamin and mineral content. The amounts are generally listed for one serving. It is important to note what serving size is being used because the average serving size is for the average person, not a person trying to put on muscle mass. Check out the amount of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Use the correct multiplier to get the correct percentage of each.
The multiplier is:
The fibers are fine and benefit your health so the more the better. You want to eat food with more "other" (complex) carbohydrates as opposed to the sugars (except right after training when the intake of sugars is necessitated). So when you read labels don't just focus on the caloric count. Break the ingredients down into percentages and types to know what you are putting into your physique. Since diet plays such a large role in the control of the body, this is not an area that you can afford to skip or underestimate. Know exactly what goes into your body, when, and why. Eat for muscle size, not just body size.
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