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The metabolism miracle for women over 40

Prevention, May 21, 2013

You already know to keep calories and fat in check, but you'll fan the flames of your metabolism by putting another nutrient on your radar: protein, the building block of lean muscle mass. “The amino acids enter your bloodstream and are then absorbed by your muscle tissues and other cells,” says UTMB’s Douglas Paddon-Jones. “Once the amino acids end up in your muscles, your body starts putting them back together — sort of like Legos — into your muscle tissue.”

 




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