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Do Muscles Need Meat?

Written by Professor Gordon S. Lynch

If you want to bulk up, do you need to eat lots of meat? Research suggests it's the total amount of protein you consume that's important, rather than simply a question of beef or beans.

Protein is the major component of all muscle. The protein we obtain from our diet is therefore essential for the ongoing maintenance and formation of muscle tissue. Indeed, research has shown the need for protein in our diet increases with age because of a reduced ability to use and store amino acids, the building blocks of protein.

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