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Sean_Killeen
03-25-2001, 08:27 AM
My friend was telling me the other day that he was reading and came across something interesting. It said that after a workout, muscle fibers can be torn, etc. It said that eating a lot of peanut butter (while it may not be completely beneficial to your health) was excellent for replacing muscle fibers in your muscles.

So, I guess what I'm wondering is: is this a myth, or is it real? Let me know!

Spiderman
03-25-2001, 08:51 AM
Ok, you sparked my interest...I wanna hear his reasoning behind his theory.

RippedUp
03-25-2001, 09:53 AM
Although not of the best source, 100g of Peanut butter contains about 25g of protein, hence it participates in the muscle building process. But this is definitely not the way to go; PB is 1st and foremost a source of healthy fats (EFAs).

Chris Rodgers
03-25-2001, 06:27 PM
Myth.


You cannot replace muscle fibers. Maybe he said "repair" your muscles. Taking in a steady supply of high quality protein and calories will help you to repair the damage that workouts do to your body. Vitamins and minerals help too.

Sean_Killeen
03-25-2001, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by LATMAN
Myth.


You cannot replace muscle fibers. Maybe he said "repair" your muscles. Taking in a steady supply of high quality protein and calories will help you to repair the damage that workouts do to your body. Vitamins and minerals help too.

Yes, I'm sorry, I misstated that in my post. This is what was said. I know that once muscle fibers are gone, they are gone for good. That is why after one rips a muscle (or a muscle fiber, was it?), they are unable to stretch it anymore.

Thanks for clearing this up!

Frankster
03-25-2001, 08:35 PM
what i dont understand is... why 3 person said it was the truth

YatesNightBlade
03-26-2001, 02:18 AM
Originally posted by Frankster
what i dont understand is... why 3 person said it was the truth

Me too.

If you look at it like this I guess it is true :-

Protein Repairs muscle .... Peanut butter contains Protein.

Chris Rodgers
03-26-2001, 07:52 AM
But, peanut butter contains incomplete proteins. Now the question is, will incomplete proteins help repair muscles???

YatesNightBlade
03-26-2001, 08:27 AM
Yes, but not as much as complete. You could have two incomplete protein sources instead of ONE complete source.

The_Chicken_Daddy
03-26-2001, 09:18 AM
Yes, Dan Valentine "Professional Pornstar" is right. You can mix two incomplete sources to make a complete source. You need to mix two foods that will make a complete profile. I do believe an example is rice and beans is it not?.....