What food will help raise metabolism to convert fat to energy for the muscles?
Topic: What food will help raise metabolism to convert fat to energy for the muscles?
April 23, 2019 / By Brigham Question:
I play football, wrestling and im a thrower for the track team! I am 13 years old, 5 feet 4 inches and i weight somewhere around 172! I am Lifting slowly and i am wondering what foods can i eat that will help the proccess of me converting my body fat into muscle! AND PLEASE DONT COPY AND PASTE SOMETHING FROM THE INTERNET!
Best Answers: What food will help raise metabolism to convert fat to energy for the muscles?
Ahiram | 3 days ago
Well, protein...egg whites, chicken, steak.......etc.........
don't ever starve yourself, but don't eat too too much either and try to eat more then 3 times a day. Everytime you eat your body can only absorb so many vitamin, minerals, etc into your body. So that access food isn't really doing you a ton of good, unless in your case it's protein. Lay low on a lot of sugary stuff and junk food, that contributes to the fat.
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Originally Answered: 1)How do muscles get the energy they need to work?
1) Muscle needs energy to contract and as stated previously the ‘universal energy currency’ of living systems is ATP (adenosine triphosphate). This is largely produced within mitochondria, organelles which are often referred to as the ‘powerhouse’ of the cell. The ATP that results is used to provide the power for the muscle fibres to contract. Contraction itself (i.e. actual shortening movement) occurs when a bond is broken between ATP and one of its three phosphate bonds. It is the energy that is liberated by the breaking of this bond that causes the movement. Hence ATP is broken down to ADP (adenosine diphosphate). ADP is reconverted to ATP by donation of a phosphate from another high energy phosphate store in the muscle, creatine phosphate (CP). Mitochondria can burn glucose, fats and ketones to make carbon dioxide and water. Doing so ensures that a greater percentage of aerobic metabolism can be sustained, i.e. a subsequent slightly greater availability of oxygen and production of ATP. A diet rich in creatine has the potential to increase the availability of creatine phosphate, which can increase high energy phosphate supply during intense exercise. Mitochondria can burn glucose, fats and ketones to make carbon dioxide and water. They will do so give an adequate supply of oxygen.
2) Exposure to high altitude could theoretically improve an athlete’s capacity to exercise. Exposing the body to high altitude causes it to acclimatise to the lower level of oxygen available in the atmosphere. Many of the changes that occur with acclimatisation improve the delivery of oxygen to the muscles -the theory being that more oxygen will lead to better performance.
For any type of exercise lasting longer than a few minutes, the body must use oxygen to generate energy. Without it, muscles simply seize up and can become damaged. This type of exercise is called aerobic exercise, meaning with oxygen.
The body naturally produces a hormone called erythropoetin (EPO) which stimulates the production of red blood cells which carry oxygen to the muscles. Up to a point, the more blood cells you have, the more oxygen you can deliver to your muscles. There are also a number of other changes that happen during acclimatization which may help athletic performance, including an increase in the number of small blood vessels, an increase in buffering capacity (ability to manage the build up of waste acid) and changes in the microscopic structure and function of the muscles themselves.
This video is also very helpful : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaNFWYO1lb4
Take a few nibbles from a Ginger root. That has a natural stimulating effect. And of course, Bananas, for when you are actually at the meet.
Nuts, Seeds like Hazelnuts
Fish, especially cold water oily fish, and Fish Oils
Whole Grains like Wheat Germ and some Cereals
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Any food that is low in fat and high in protein will help with muscle build and fat loss. This only helps if you are doing a cardio exercise along with lifting. Some good protein foods like chicken breasts and fish. Try not to eat so much red meat as it is high in fats. Bananas are good for your muscles too. They help reduce any muscle cramping after working out.
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TO raise your metabolism, after every meal you have to walk, it increases your process and helps you digest food into energy. You can also lift weights which it also raises your metabolism. Oh yeah, and by the way, if your actuallly expecting anything like a six pack, you will not get it at your age, but keep working out though, it will make your life easier being in shape.
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protein protein protein protein
Lean meats like chicken, fish, and turkey are the absolute best things you can eat to build lean muscle and burn fat. It gives you more energy that anything else, and will fill you up until your next meal. It is impossible for protein to be stored as fat, unlike fats and carbs.
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Originally Answered: would like to raise metabolism.but not sure exactly how?
One sure way to increase metabolism is to build muscle. Muscle uses up more energy that other tissues in the body, so the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism. When you exercise, your metabolism also stays high for a while afterward, I think walking for an hour increases your metabolism for the next few hours. The more intense the exercise the longer the metabolism stays high.
So exercise is really the key. If you exercise regularly, your metabolism will be high. When you exercise, you develop your muscles, and more muscle means a faster metabolism even when you are resting.