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Balancing blood sugar levels

An often over-looked aspect of bodybuilding nutrition is the impact that foods have on blood sugar levels. Low blood sugar levels can lead to sub-par growth, while a spike can turn you into blubber man. In contrast, stable sugar levels are correlated with muscle growth and recovery.

Blood sugar, also defined as blood glucose, is a term used to describe the amount of sugar in your blood. Your body breaks down the carbohydrates you consume into sugar. Two things happen: sugar either floats in your blood until your muscles adsorb it to make muscle glycogen, which is an important component of muscle recovery and muscle growth, or it is stored as fat, adding to your total body fat percentage.

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