Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates can improve performance during workouts, leading to muscle growth. However another key benefit of adding carbs to your eating plan is that they serve to protect muscle tissue from breakdown by prompting the body to increase insulin levels. Insulin then increases protein sythesis (or muscle growth) by increasing its transportation of amino acids from the blood stream to the muscles. Adding carbohydrates to the diet is perfect for bodybuilders and lifters.