"Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something...find it and keep it lit!"
-Mary Lou Retton
It is so important that you recognize what truly lives inside you and what you are capable of. We all have a desire, a will, a determination to do things in life. I believe in this quote tremendously...we all have that fire and fight in our hearts and in our souls. DON'T EVER doubt what you are capable of or the fire in your heart. You have more to give than you could ever know. Believe in that and cherish for NOW AND ALWAYS!
I want to discuss the importance of maximizing amino acid absorption in this blog entry. You must first understand that protein is broken down to amino acids, mainly in the small intestines and released into the liver circulation (portal circulation). Your gut also regulates the rate of protein absorption. Rapid absorption causes an influx of amino acids into the liver circulation, where they are mainly used as fuel. In general, slower absorption is preferable because more amino acids are used for protein synthesis. Soooooooooo keep in mind that a healthy stomach and intestines are vital to controlling digestion and absorbing nutrients. And of course, remember that combining proteins and carbohydrates optimizes nutrient absorption and promotes anabolic metabolism after weight lifting/exercise.
(International Journal Sports Nutrition Exercise Metabolism, 78: 23-26, 2007)
I hope that each and every one of you has a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope that Santa brings you all the X-mas gifts that you deserve. Thank you so much for tuning in to my blog each day and I hope that the information that I provide for you for each blog entry helps you with your health and fitness! Remember, you are important and always trust in your HEART and what exists there! The fire that WANTS to stay lit!