What is the amount of carbohydrates in a period of increased muscle mass anddoes it matter from what sources are they?
In the period of muscle mass need to take enough, even a little more calories and carbohydrates.
At higher load your body will need more energy and burn excess carbohydrates first, without using this protein that eat to gain muscle mass.
Chris Aysen food spec says that carbohydrates are the main source of energy during the period of muscle mass. "If you do not eat enough carbs you will be able to train, but less productively and less make full," adds Chris. It is very important to know that the carbohydrate play an important role in the secretion of insulin - particularly important hormone that helps to the transfer of amino acids from food rich in protein, to the muscle, where they can be used for accumulation of additional mass. Insulin also blocked strong catabolic hormone cortisol, secreted in stressful situations.
If you suffer from a lack of carbohydrates, your body will start to burn protein for energy, proteins that otherwise would go to gain muscle mass.
Bodybuilder who wants to gain muscle mass, but has a slow metabolism, you should start with about 5 grams per kilogram of weight per day. For example, if you weigh 100 kilograms you need 500 grams of carbohydrates a day. However, this proportion is only an initial guide. If after a few weeks it does not work, you need to increase your calories by about gram per kilogram of body weight. So increase your calorie intake until the result is available. For athletes with fast metabolism will probably take about 10 grams per kilogram of body weight, and for women about 4 grams per kilogram.
Particularly important are also sources of carbohydrates that we eat. Three types of sources - intricate "unprocessed", intricate "processed" and simple. Complex unprocessed foods are generally rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. They have alow glycemic index. This is brown rice, coarse-grained bread, red potatoes, oats.
The second type of complex carbohydrates - "processed" are foods that one way or another are refined and processed. In comparison with the "unprocessed" these have a higher glycemic index (rich in simple sugars), and less rich in vitamins and minerals. They degrade rapidly. These carbohydrates are found in white rice, white bread and even some pasta. The third type are simple carbohydrates, including sugar, fruit, soft drinks. They have a very high glycemic index and is immediately absorbed by the body.
Which of the following sources to consume?
Simple carbohydrates are the best choice for the time immediately after the workout. Studies show that they very well act on complex carbohydrates in recovering spent during exercise glycogen reserves. Chris Aysen advise of everyday meals to stick to less processed carbohydrates with a low glycemicindex.
Generally natural products that do not change and passed processing. In this sense, the brown rice is better than white. It will hardly help you build muscle, but it is rich in vitamins and minerals and generally more useful for the body.
For its part processed carbohydrates contain more fat, more sugars and less fiber.