The benefits of exercise on our bodies are many. Physical activity can help us ward off everything from cardiovascular diseases to dementia. And cosmetically speaking, exercise can help us stay trim and fit.
Of course, when it comes to aesthetics, being in shape means different things to different people. Some people may want to look smoking hot in a bikini, while others may want six-pack abs and muscles that could get them on the cover of Iron Man magazine.
If muscle is what you're looking to build, then protein is essential to achieving that goal. While it may be obvious to many athletes and gym-goers, the biological and chemical processes between drinking a protein shake and getting "swole," however, may not be so clear.
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Find out how much protein is recommended for athletes and what makes muscles grow in the latest this latest episode of the video series from the American Chemical Society.