Within this article, we are going to cover all the benefits of three macronutrients that are usually a second thought in a bodybuilding diet. Carbohydrates, fat and fibre. When it comes to bodybuilding carbohydrates are always a second thought after protein. Which is a slight shame because they do have a great placing in the bodybuilding lifestyle. And as much as I have pleaded to avoid them in previous articles even simple carbohydrates have huge benefits, but let’s take this one from the top. There are two types of carbohydrates, complex and simple. Complex carbohydrates, this form of carbohydrates should be included in each meal of your meal plan. Not only will they keep your glycogen stores full they will slightly spike your insulin (anabolic hormone) note: I said slightly. Meaning you won’t be spiking it enough to piss off your insulin. Insulin is a wishy-washy hormone and it can work for you or against you. Manipulating it the right way is key! As I mentioned in my article insulin the anabolic hormone. Simple carbohydrates, now there is only one place for these, you should only ever use simple carbohydrates immediately after training. Why? To start with it will spike your insulin hugely, insulin will transport all the growth hormone being produced and take it to the muscles being worked. Your simple carbohydrates should come from a natural (fruit) source or an even more advanced way of spiking your insulin. Using concentrated juice!
Fibre plays a huge role in building muscle believe it or not. But at the same time, it is highly neglected by many bodybuilders, our muscle size is not only down to our genetics but it’s also down to the strength of our immunity. The stronger your immunity is the larger the muscles will grow. So in over words, the strength of your immunity dictates if you will reach your full potential. Fibre plays a huge role in the strength of our immunity and it can almost be considered the most important macronutrient in a bodybuilders diet, so if you are disowning fibre your simple holding your self back from your true potential. You should consist fibre with every meal you consume! It should come from leafy greens/ spinach leaves.
Healthy fats, fat is the most avoided macronutrient by everyone in the United Kingdom. Reason being, because stupid company’s and the GDA guidelines enforce the thought onto people that fat makes you fat. It is a great selling point as well. If you haven’t noticed on every food advert they include that they only have so much fat percentage in their food. Well here is the breaking news, I have said it before, fat does not and never will make you fat. Only sugar can make you fat. Don’t believe me, well carry on eating sugar and avoiding fat and see how far you get! I can almost guarantee you will turn out type 1 diabetic and add on additional body fat! Now we covered that, fats benefits. Well to begin with healthy fat have a huge role in male’s testosterone production. Yes, you heard right. And even consider this low testosterone can lead to heart attack. Have you noticed heart attacks increasing as the United Kingdom become healthier by avoiding fat in their diet? France has the lowest amount of heart attacked in Europe and they eat more healthy fats than any other country. The proof is in the pudding, stop following everyone else and think for your self. It might just save you from serious health problems.