Protein is required for muscle development. And when you eat it and how you balance your protein intake throughout the day is important. A recent article in the Globe and Mail reported on research that shows that spreading your protein intake evenly over three meals is the best way to build and maintain muscle.
According to researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, you’ll build more muscle if you evenly spread your protein intake over three meals rather than skewing your intake toward the evening meal. In other words, if your usual diet includes little or no protein at breakfast (e.g. cereal and milk, toast and jam), a bit more at lunch (e.g. a sandwich) and a large serving of meat, poultry or fish at dinner, you could be doing your muscles – and your health – a disservice.
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