Health Tip: Fuel Your Body for Resistance Training

Eat enough whole grains, experts advise.

Eating a proper diet can help prepare your body for lifting weights.

Eating a proper diet can help prepare your body for lifting weights.

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(HealthDay News) -- Eating a proper diet, including enough healthy carbohydrates, can help prepare your body for lifting weights -- or what professionals call resistance training.

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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends these healthy carbohydrate choices for people focused on resistance training:

  • Whole-grain foods, including quinoa, brown rice, whole wheat bread and whole wheat pasta.
  • Plenty of fruits.
  • Dairy foods, including milk and cheese.
  • Sports bars and sports drinks.

You should consume between 2.3 and 3.6 grams of carbohydrates per pound per day, the academy says.

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