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Reapt
03-18-2012, 02:06 PM
Do sugars affect muscle growth? Should i cut back on them? I realize i eat a lot of sugars throughout the day. Granola mixes, fruits, sometimes nutrigrain bars, chocolate milk, etgc...

SuffolkPunch
03-18-2012, 02:13 PM
1. Yes - it can provide calories for muscle growth
2. I don't know. It depends if your carbohydrate consumption is replacing necessary fat / protein. It also depends on if your diet is providing you with enough vitamins and minerals.

Put it into fitday.com and find out.

AUSTRALlAN
03-18-2012, 03:36 PM
Sugars are great, the only negative are you may not hit your micro-nutrient needs I.E magnesium, iron, calcium, vitamins ect. These vitamins you will be more likely to find in wholesome foods.

Make sure you hit your Macros and caloric requirments at the end of each day and have majority wholesome (wholegrain) un-processed foods and you can treat your self to sugar and it won't make a difference on body-composition.